Sunday Cheshvan 23 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Tol'dot, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 108-112.
Tanya: XXX. It is known (p. 585) ...for the initiated. (p. 587).

The Tzemach Tzedek was arrested twenty-two times during the Rabbinical conference in Petersburg, in 5603 (1843), for opposing the demands of the government regarding changes in education, etc. The minister in charge confronted him: "Is this not rebellion against the government?!"

The Tzemach Tzedek answered: "A rebel against the government is liable to be punished by death of the body; a rebel against the Kingdom of Heaven is punishable by death of the soul. Now which is worse?"