Shabbat Iyar 17, 32nd day of the omer 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: B'har, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 83-87.
Tanya: Ch. 49. Even though (p. 255)...for the love of G‑d. (p. 259).

Tzidkat'cha (p. 209) is not said.

Some recite the sh'ma in the morning, before services, to fulfill their obligation of reciting the sh'ma in its proper time; they should repeat (as usual in a non-communal sh'ma reading) the three words ani Hashem Elokeichem (p. 48), and conclude with the word emet. When reciting the sh'ma with the tefillin of Rabeinu Tam or Shimusha Raba, the three words are not repeated, but one does conclude with emet.

On Lag Ba'Omer, about 5604 (1844), the Tzemach Tzedek related this teaching of the Baal Shem Tov: It is written, "For you (Israel) shall be a land of desire, says the L-rd of Hosts"1. Just as the greatest scientists will never discover the limits of the enormous natural resources which the A-lmighty has sunk into the land ("everything came from the earth")2, neither will anyone ever find the limits of the great treasures which lie within Israel - G‑d's "land of desire."

The Baal Shem Tov concluded: I want to make Israel yield the kind of produce which the A-lmighty's "land of desire" is capable of yielding.3