Sunday Cheshvan 9 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeira, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 49-54.
Tanya: Now, the celestial (p. 559) ...nations of the world." (p. 561).

When my father was four or five years old he went to his grandfather, the Tzemach Tzedek, on Shabbat Vayeira, and began to cry as he asked, "Why did G‑d show Himself to our father Avraham - but He does not show Himself to us?" The Tzemach Tzedek answered him: "When a tzadik decides at the age of ninety-nine years that he should be circumcised, he deserves that G‑d appear to him."1