Thursday Menachem Av 11 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Va'etchanan, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 60-65.
Tanya: III. "And he garbed (p. 397) ...(Heaven Forfend). (p. 399).

The Alter Rebbe went to Mezritch with his brother, R. Yehuda Leib, in 5524 (1764). R. Yehuda Leib went without permission from his wife and therefore turned back. The Rebbe came to Mezritch and stayed there, that first time, until after Pesach 5525 (1765). For two weeks he was uncertain whether to remain there. The first maamar he heard was Nachamu nachamu. It is not clear, though, whether this was the first maamar after his arrival, or the first after the two weeks when he had decided to remain and had become bound (to the Maggid).