Tuesday Elul 14 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Tavo, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 72-76. Also 40-42.
Tanya: XV. "To understand (p. 465) ...which compounds them. (p. 465).

From my father's guiding instructions: Keep away - to the ultimate degree - from a campaign of attack. Not because we lack the means of prevailing or because of timorousness, but because we must consecrate all our strength exclusively to strengthening our own structure, the edifice of Torah and mitzvot performed in holiness and purity. To this we must devote ourselves utterly, with actual mesirat nefesh,1 not merely with potential mesirat nefesh.