Shabbat Sivan 30, Shabbat Rosh Chodesh 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Korach, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 145-150.
Tanya: Ch. 8. Now, what (p. 321)...of the life-force. (p. 325).

In reviewing the weekly parsha, twice the text and once the Targum Onkelos, we review verse by verse. We also review the haftora; two, in case of Shabbat-Rosh Chodesh or combined parshiot, etc.

The Alter Rebbe's response to a young genius, famed for his intellectual gifts, at his first yechidus in 5555 (1795) in Lyozna: Spiritual and physical are antithetical in their very essence. A superior quality in the physical is a deficiency in the spiritual.

In material matters, one who is "satisfied with his lot"1 is an individual of the highest quality. A person possessing this trait will, through avoda, attain the highest levels. In spiritual matters, however, to be satisfied with one's lot is the worst deficiency, and leads, G‑d forbid, to descent and falling.