Thursday 20 Adar I 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Ki Tissa, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 97-103.
Tanya: Even in the (p. 137)...transgression, and so on. (p. 137).

Avoda (translated as "service" and "striving") is not the striving that avoda (service) itself be true;1 rather, truth itself is an avoda, that the "fingernails" be true.2 Why does that surprise you? "He saw the attribute of Truth," the Talmud declares,3 "and he prostrated himself."