Shabbat Tevet 25 5703

Bless Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat. Say the entire Tehillim in the early morning. Day of farbrengen.

Haftora: Haba'im yashreish.

Torah lessons: Chumash: Sh'mot, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 119, 1-96.
Tanya: Inasmuch as (p. 53)...measure up to all." (p. 59).

From my father's sichot: Exodus from Egypt means leaving limitations and bounds, and Chassidus is to enable man to leave the restrictions of the material world.

There is a difference: The Egyptian Exodus means shattering and then departure, which is why they went away from Egypt. The Chassidic exodus means purification and correction, stepping out of worldly limitations and bounds while remaining in the world. This means, while functioning within the world we must transcend its limitations. We are to remove the limitations and bounds, and perceive the truth - that the world per se is truly good, since, after all, the natural world is what G‑d intended. This is attained through the avoda of Chassidus.1