Friday Nissan 18,* 3rd day of the omer 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Acharei Mot, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 88-89.
Tanya: Now, all his (p. 215)...been stated previously. (p. 217).

Patach Eliyahu is said before Mincha, but not Hodu (p. 124/125).

In 5608 (1848) the Tzemach Tzedek delivered a maamar on the verse "If you lend money..."1 The Hebrew word kessef ("money") connotes the soul, because the soul has a desire and longing (kossef) to rise to the heights. This is expressed in the passage, "It is the spirit of man which rises upward to the supernal heights."2 "Man" (adam in this verse) refers to the souls of Israel, as in the statement, "You (Israel) are called adam."3

The soul is "on loan" to man, and it is written "Days are formed",4 i.e. there is a fixed number of days that each man shall live, and if one day is missing - one garment is missing.5