Shabbat Elul 11 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Teitsei, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 60-65. Also 31-33.
Tanya: XIII. "How abundant (p. 457) a pavilion..." (p. 461).

On Shabbat Teitsei 5603 (1843), at the Kiddush table by day, the Tzemach Tzedek said: "This world is a world of falsity, therefore even good is adulterated with chaff and must be purified 'from below upward' as well as from 'Above downward.' Olam haba (the Coming World) is the world of truth. In Torah there are discussions of matters which may appear negative, yet the same matters, as they are studied in gan eden1 - are actually positive qualities."

Then the Rebbe began to sing, and indicated with a motion of his hand that everyone join him. His sons began singing, then all the chassidim joined in; the singing enflamed and aroused all hearts. When the Tzemach Tzedek stopped singing, he said: "In This World the meaning of the passage (Sanhedrin 99b) 'He who studies Torah liprakim,' means one who studies Torah intermittently; in gan eden they interpret the passage to mean that he studies Torah and the Torah 'takes him apart',2 the words of Torah possess him."