Monday Tevet 27 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Va'eira, Sheini with Rashi.
Tehillim: 120-134.
Tanya: It is different (p. 59)...Note there. (p. 61).

The Alter Rebbe said: Jewish physical matter is spiritual. G‑d gives us material bounty for us to transform into something spiritual.1 When occasionally it is not so at the moment (G‑d has not provided the material wealth), then we must give G‑d whatever we can, even a "pauper's offering," and then He gives generously.