Tuesday Tishrei 20, 4th Day of Chol Hamoed Sukot 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: B'racha, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 97-103.
Tanya: Therefore, evil in (p. 527) ...the sacred Zohar. (p. 527).

During the movements of the lulav (p. 240) one should touch the chest with the lulav at the spot one strikes his heart for ashamnu.

My father once said at a farbrengen that this (practice)1 is similar to the idea that only through the earnestness before davening, when one is embittered over his sins, can there afterwards be an emotional excitement in davening.