Wednesday Tevet 15 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vay'chi, Revi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 77-78.
Tanya: Ch. 10. Behold, when a person (p. 39)...as is hatred. (p. 41).

(An emendation of the text of Torah Or appears here, meaningful only in Hebrew. Translator)

Hearken and hear Israel,1 this is the time marked for the redemption by Mashiach. The sufferings befalling us are the birth-pangs of Mashiach. Israel will be redeemed only through teshuva.2 Have no faith in the false prophets who assure you of glories and salvation after the War.3 Remember the word of G‑d, "Cursed is the man who puts his trust in man, who places his reliance for help in mortals, and turns his heart from G‑d" (Yirmiyahu 17:5). Return Israel unto the Eternal your G‑d;4 prepare yourself and your family to go forth and receive Mashiach, whose coming is imminent.