Wednesday Elul 8 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Teitsei, Revi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 44-48. Also 22-24.
Tanya: This disencumberment (p. 453) ...crucible and furnace.(p. 453).

The Tzemach Tzedek listed three things by whose virtue he was successful at the Rabbinical Convention in Petersburg in 5603 (1843). One of these was the merit of the thirty-two thousand hours that he labored over the Alter Rebbe's discourses over the span of the thirty years from 5564 to 5594. (In 5564 - 1804 - he designated a special period to study the Alter Rebbe's discourses, and in 5594 - 1834 - work was begun on their publication.1