Tuesday Tevet 14 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vay'chi, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 72-76.
Tanya: This is what is called (p. 37)...in the holy Zohar. (p. 39).

The Shpola Zeideh ("Grandfather of Shpola"), a disciple of the Maggid of Mezritch, was a man of intense fervor, far more than any of his colleagues - the Maggid's other disciples. When he visited the Alter Rebbe in Liadi in 5569 or 5570 (1809 or 1810) he related that when he was a child of three he saw the Baal Shem Tov. "He placed his holy hand on my heart and ever since I have felt warm."

A gesture of a tzadik, certainly seeing him and hearing his voice, must make an impression never to be forgotten.