Sunday Tamuz 1, 2nd day of Rosh Chodesh 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Chukat, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 1-9.
Tanya: Ch. 9. In regard (p. 325) ...these ad infinitum. (p. 325).

Mesirat nefesh (self-sacrifice) for Torah-scholars means, "When a man dies in a tent,"1 as interpreted by our sages,2 to "put to death" all pleasure-taking in worldly matters - for even trivial wordly delights are obstacles to being thoroughly devoted and dedicated to the "tent" of Torah.