Wednesday Cheshvan 19 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Chayei Sara, Revi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 90-96.
Tanya: Now this light (p. 577) ...are entirely one. (p. 579).

A response of the Alter Rebbe in a yechidus: Chassidus is Sh'ma Yisrael.1 The word sh'ma is an acronym of s'u marom eineichem, "Raise your eyes on high."2 The verse says "on high" (marom), and not "to the heavens" (shamayim). "On high" means higher and still higher, to attain a level beyond intellect, and grasp this itself intellectually - as the verse concludes, "and see Who created these."