Friday Adar Sheini 12 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayikra, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 66-68.
Tanya: Ch. 37. This (p. 167)... G‑d forbid. (p. 169).

The Torah portion dealing with altar offerings begins: "A man who offers (yakriv) of you an offering to G‑d."1 The logical order of the words should be, "A man of you2 who offers, etc."

The Alter Rebbe answers:3 "A man who offers" - in order that a man become closer4 to G‑d - "of you an offering to G‑d" - he must bring the offering of himself. He must sacrifice his personal "animal," the desire for evil that is called the animal soul.5