Friday Iyar 2, 17th day of the omer 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: K'doshim, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 10-17.
Tanya: Nonetheless a person (p. 237)...and as is known. (p. 237).

My grandfather (the Rebbe Maharash) was born on this day in 5593 (1833).

When he was seven years old he was once tested in his studies by his father, the Tzemach Tzedek. My grandfather did so well in the test that his teacher was enormously impressed. Unable to restrain himself he said to the Tzemach Tzedek, "Well, what do you say? Hasn't he done marvelously?" The Tzemach Tzedek responded: "What is there to be surprised about when tiferet-within-tiferet does well?"1