Friday Tevet 24 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Sh'mot, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 113-118.
Tanya: Ch. 13. Therewith will (p. 53) stated above. (p. 53).

On this day the Alter Rebbe passed away in the village Piena on Saturday night of parshat Sh'mot 5573 (1812). He is interred in the city of Haditz.

My grandfather (R. Shmuel) asked the Tzemach Tzedek: What did Grandfather (the Alter Rebbe) intend with the "ways of Chassidus" and what did he intend with Chassidus?

The Tzemach Tzedek answered: The "ways of Chassidus" are that all Chassidim are to be like one family, with affection, as Torah teaches. Chassidus is vitality. Chassidus is to bring life and illumination into everything, to shed light even on the undesirable - to become aware of one's own evil exactly as it is, in order to correct it.