Friday Tevet 17 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vay'chi, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 83-87.
Tanya: A further explanation (p. 43) explained elsewhere). (p. 43).

The reason for not studying Torah on nittel-night,1 I heard from my father, is to avoid adding vitality.

My father once said: Those diligent students who begrudge those eight hours and cannot tear themselves away from study - I am not fond of them. This (abstaining from study) applies only until midnight.