Tanya: But it is (p. 465) ...and metaphor. (p. 469).
The founding of Yeshivat Tomchei T'mimim was on Sunday, Elul 15, 5657 (1897).
The beginning of studies in Talmud and Chassidus was on Wednesday, Elul 18, 5657 (1897).
On Simchat-Torah-eve, 5659 (1898), after hakafot, my father proclaimed: The name of the Yeshiva is Tomchei T'mimim, and the students who study and conduct themselves in its spirit are to be called t'mimim.
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