Tuesday Sivan 19 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Sh'lach, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 90-96.
Tanya: Therefore, it was (p. 305)...Hava'ye is Elokim. (p. 307).

In the month of Marcheshvan 5613 (1852) the Tzemach Tzedek started an additional program of study with my grandfather,1 besides the Tzemach Tzedek's regular studies. This was for two and a half hours daily, starting at 10:00 p.m. winters, and at 4:00 a.m. summers. For two years they studied Kabala with chassidic interpretation. Thereafter, until Elul 5616 (1856), when this special program ceased, they studied the following philosophical works: Those of R. Saadya Gaon, and Moreh Nevuchim, Ikarim, Kuzari, etc. - according to Chassidic teachings.