Monday Iyar 5, 20th day of the omer 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Emor, Sheini with Rashi.
Tehillim: 29-34.
Tanya: Such is the (p. 241) of the king. (p. 241).

The Alter Rebbe received the following teaching from the tzadik Reb Mordechai, who had heard it from the Baal Shem Tov: A soul may descend to this world and live seventy or eighty years,1 in order to do a Jew a material favor, and certainly a spiritual one.