Sunday Sh'vat 11 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: B'shalach, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 60-65.
Tanya: Ch. 20. It is well known (p. 83)...null and void. (p. 85).

The routine of the day begins with saying modeh ani (Siddur Tehilat HaShem p. 6, "I acknowledge before You, living and eternal King etc..."). This is said before the morning laving of the hands, even while the hands are "impure." The reason is that all the impurites in the world do not defile a Jew's "I acknowledge." He might lack one thing or another, but his modeh ani1 remains intact.