Thursday Nissan 24, 9th day of the omer 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Acharei Mot, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 113-118.
Tanya: In addition to (p. 225)...hands and so forth. (p. 225).

It is customary not to recite the b'racha she'he'che'yanu during the days of the omer count.

We all possess an element of "non-good." Why, the scapegoat (representing evil, banished to Azazeil)1 was actually a service in the Beit hamikdash!2 A physical created being inevitably has a negative element, but we must banish that evil to a "desolate land."