Sunday 16 Adar I 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Ki Tissa, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 79-82.
Tanya: Ch. 30. This also (p. 133) explained elsewhere (p. 135).

The Alter Rebbe said: The offerings for the Sanctuary included gold, silver and copper, but nothing sparkled except for the mirrors presented by the women.1 From these mirrors were fashioned the washbasin and its base. These were the last of the Sanctuary articles to be made, but were used at the start of every Sanctuary service (for laving by the kohanim) - for their beginning is implanted in their end.2