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The Geula: In One instant!
Drawing belongs to the fine arts. But there is a special discipline called "ultra-fast drawing". The artist puts on a show, not to honor his style, but to innovate in this new form of work and to demonstrate, that he has the possibility to finish his work on-the-spot and in the eyes of all present in a record time… But even in this category, there are many surprises. Recently one of those drawers appeared during a performance of a new dimension of art, while he was committed to completing his work within a minute and a half! The starting signal was given and the artist approached the blackboard. In his hand there were two brushes impregnated with colors and he began to paint with ample, very rapid movements of lines, dots and spots of bright colors in different forms. These sharp and precise movements were very impressive, but its design was much less. Nothing well defined could be distinguished. At this stage, the audience tried to recognize something in that whole mess of lines and spots and figure out in their minds some form that might look somehow familiar. But without success. The stopwatch was making huge strides and there was only a handful of seconds left. At best, it was an attempt, albeit unsuccessful, to draw or at least to seek to represent an uncertain Moshe Rabbeinu maybe… There were only three seconds left for the painter to finish his work. He laid down his brushes, reflecting an obvious satisfaction on his face. The audience was obviously disappointed. But suddenly, with a quick and sweeping gesture, the artist grabbed the table and turned it vertically. A fantastic enthusiastic cry was heard from the audience. All stood up and applauded warmly. Unbelievable what only a few seconds ago had looked like a mixture of black vaguely stained with colors, turned out to be a perfect picture. From the table emerged, as if it had been embossed, the picture of a beautiful portrait. Each brush stroke was now found in the facial features and the hair. Spots of different colors mixed to play in the relief of the face a play of shadows and lights… According to the principles of Chassidut, from everything a human being sees or hears, he must learn a lesson that is applicable to his service
of G-d. In our time that means that he is requested to seek the dimension of Redemption (Geula) in every event and that is where the whole history of mankind is found. "There is no one powerful (Tzur) like our G-d (Samuel I 2:2) says the verse. Our Sages commented this verse by saying: "There is no designer (Tzayar) like our G-d" and by doing so reveal to us a new horizon through this verse. The Holy One, blessed be He, revealed to us through the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita, that we are in the Messianic Era now: "Here comes Moshiach and he is already there", "humble ones, the time of your redemption has come". The purification process has been completed, everything is ready for Redemption. Except that on the ground, on the table, there are still some traits that have a dark appearance. However it is already possible to distinguish some white and bright spots. It is still difficult to see the Third Temple and Moshiach arriving on the clouds of heaven and we still have to look for the 2800 servants and for the situation where "there will be no occupation in the whole world except
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to know G-d alone." But there is no artist like G-d, and there is certainly none among the beings of flesh and blood, who, when with one quick gesture he turns the table of our reality vertically, we see a divine existence that attains perfection. And the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita is revealed to all mankind. We do have the power to accelerate the inversion of the table by adding more study of Torah in general and of Redemption, Moshiach and the Third Temple in particular. Also adding more Tzeddaka and good deeds can hasten Redemption. To get up and to thank Hashem for all the miracles He has done to us, which are only glimpses of the miracles we will see when the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita will be unveiled, is also a very good thing to do, and may he come and redeem us Mamash immediately, and may we greet him with songs and delightful exclamations: "Yechi Adoneinu Moréinu Verabbeinu Melech HaMoshiach Leolam Vaed !!!". Rabbi Zimroni Tsik (Sichat Hageula’s Editor)
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Summary of the speech on 24 Tammuz 5751 – 1991 Of the Lubavitcher Rebbe King Moshiach Chlita Shabbat Parashat Pinchas
Make here the land of Israel
A Chassid once asked the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, whether he should settle in the Holy Land in order to devote himself to the study of Torah and the service of G-d. The Tzemach Tzedek replied: "Make here the Land (in Hebrew "Eretz") of Israel" (1).
The sentence of the Tzemach Tzekek goes beyond a simple answer to a Chassid who asks a question about his personal future, far beyond the question of whether such a person should live in Eretz Israel. Rather than consider this idea expressed in such a limited context, it should be understood as showing each member of our people – whether he is living in Israel or in the Diaspora – the path to follow in order to reach the full significance of the Holy Land. What is Eretz Israel? – A place where Divinity, holiness and Judaism experience a complete revelation. It's the Messianic era that we will see, with the advent of the Beis HaMikdash, when the Holy Temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt and with the observance of all the Mitzvot, the commandments of G-d, related to the sanctity of the Land of Israel, will be restored (2). Moreover, we will not only observe the Mitzvot but we will also appreciate the link to Divinity established by this observance (3). This is the essence of the Messianic Age: the connection between man and G-d will no longer be based solely on faith. It will by the full awareness of the Divine presence on earth which will be obvious. Thus, concluding (4) his description of the uniqueness of that period, the Rambam (Maimonides) (5) quotes the verse
(6): "For the world will be full of the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the bottom of the ocean." In fact, the material nature of the world will not change in the Messianic Age (7)", only our knowledge of G-d and our awareness of His presence will be different. This notion is reflected in the fact that the Hebrew word for exile, Gola, contains the same letters as the word Redemption, Geula, except for the fact that Geula (Redemption) includes an "Alef" that is not contained in Gola (exile). This letter represents G-d, Alufo shel Olam, the Master of the world Who is present in Geula(8).
Our field of activity What is the difference between exile and Redemption? Precisely the Alef, our awareness of G-d's presence. None of the material dimensions of our existence will disappear with the coming of Moshiach. Our souls will continue to be embodied in physical bodies, we will feed them material products, we will continue to live with non-Jews. However, all these aspects of life will be impregnated with the full awareness of the Divine presence. The relationship established between these two terms, Gola and Geula, also shows us the path that will take us from exile to Redemption. The reward that G-d
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gives to the Jewish people always reflects the act that motivated it, "measure for measure" say our Sages (9). So by making the Alef come down, the consciousness of G-d, into our daily lives, we prepare ourselves to the time when His presence will be revealed in all aspects of our existence. This is the meaning of the response of the Tzemach Tzedek: "Make here the Land of Israel". Everyone has a duty to make G-d reside in his life and in his surroundings. Rather than trying to escape from the world and its problems in order to lock oneself into the purely spiritual expressions of holiness, one should work to reveal the Sacred in the reality of our contemporary existence, in order to provide a current application to the idea that there is nothing in the world besides G-d. All this is of particular importance, especially as we are on the threshold of Redemption. All the work expected from the Jewish people has been done; to borrow a statement from the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, who emphasized how much our generation is ready for the coming of Moshiach by using the allegory of a garment, thoroughly prepared for the ultimate review, where we have already "made the buttons shine." Nothing is missing today, nothing can hinder Redemption. At present, our efforts to make the awareness of the Divine Presence descend into our daily life, can hasten this advent. Also, the message "make here the Land of Israel" has to be sent to everyone, to the members of one's family, to one's students, in fact, to every Jew, men, women and children. Everyone should know that "here", one's location both in space and in time, the place he
occupies as the time goes by, can become the Land of Israel, a place where Divinity is revealed.
Individual experience This message allows you to answer a frequently asked question: "What can I do myself to bring Moshiach, the Messiah? How my seemingly insignificant acts could they have such a fundamental effect?"
The answer is that the redemption of each individual hastens the coming of the collective Redemption. "Make here the Land of Israel," to live in the spirit of Redemption and to make it permeate every aspect of our lives is not just a personal matter; it exerts its influence on the world as a whole (10), making Redemption even more imminent. The time has come when we can and must "make here the Land of Israel" and conduct ourselves in the spirit of Redemption. Because it is near and we have to get used to a new vision of our daily lives. We are not only talking about a symbolic act: Our effort has the power to hasten the concrete coming of Moshiach, may it happen immediately!
Notes (1) Igrot Kodesh (letters of Rabbi Yossef Yitzchak [the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe]), vol. I, p. 485. (2) See Rambam (Maimonides) Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim (Laws of Kings) 11:1 (3) This is the difference between the Messianic era and the first Beit HaMikdash. Since the advent of this new area is not only a return to a previous state. On the contrary, the very purpose of exile is to bring the Jewish people, and, more general-
ly, the world, to a higher level where Divinity is revealed. (4) The exact location of this statement is particularly significant because, in the words of our Sages, "everything is in accordance with the conclusion." (5) Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim [Laws of Kings] 12:5 (6) Yichayahu (Isajah) 11:9 (7) This idea represents the opinion of the Rambam [Maimonides] (Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim [Laws of Kings] 12:2), which concurs with the Talmud (Brachot 34b) that "there will be no difference between our time Actual
and the era of Moshiach except for our release from the our submission to pagan kingdoms."
Moreover, even the authorities that hold that the time of Redemption will be characterized
The thought is the "Holy of Holies" in man
In this week's Dvar Malchut, the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita gives us a new key, that of our personal work. Whoever we are, whatever we do we need to know how to access the inner harmony we all seek, which is called the personal Redemption, the release from the self.
Why make this effort? Why try to change things? When nothing works anymore, man can still get used to the situation. When the whole world is in a state of redemption from exile, one can still remain in a deep exile, even deeper than it has ever been before. Why? Because we always think that that's the way things are and that there is nothing we can change about it. But that's wrong! This week's Dvar Malchut asks us to be like Pinchas and to kill the "Amalek" that is inside of us, the sworn enemy of the Jewish people, the same one who wants to challenge G-d's Torah, and even Moshe Rabbeinu himself. But that's where the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita takes action when he asks us to tune-up our instrument and to let our ego melt in the great symphony of the complete Redemption of the world from a long exile of 5773 years (compared to this Redemption, all of existence that had been there before will look like exile). How? The whole work begins in thought. By adopting a new way of thinking, a thought that rises in purity, as the finest material of the body of man is the one the brain is made of. Its content as well is the most sublime aspect of man. Our brain is similar to Kodesh HaKodashim, the Holy of Holies, which is in the Temple and is subject to severe restrictions in order to contain the Divine Presence itself. The thought of man is the "Holy of Holies" of his whole being and the work the Dvar Malchut (Chukat and Pinchas) asks of us is to purify our thoughts, our speech and our actions in order to become a person that is suitable to enter Geula, that is able to tell itself, without having to hide its face, that G-d is watching us and that He wants us to have good, very good thoughts, new thoughts that will replace those that are undesirable and drown them.
We are about to reach the goal He has set for us, that of entertaining good thoughts about our parents, our brothers, our fellow Jew, our spouse and above all about ourselves, because we are the pioneers of a new era of release from our exile and simultaneously, the pioneers of the final Redemption. But it all starts with our thoughts; good thinking that will influence our speech and our actions in order to bestow upon them a new lightening of the love of G-d that materializes in the love of one's fellow Jew and the fear of G-d which is characterized by the fear of hurting others. Thus we manage to become kind and loveable beings, because this is what Hashem, our G-d who loves us and adores us like "an only son born to his parents at old age" and "like the apple of His eye", asks of us. We must strive for love and respect of our fellow Jews and for the unity of Israel in order to ultimately enter the Land of Israel which He has chosen for us. This is the special privilege we have today, the privilege of being Jews of the Geula who are allowed to enter fully the King's Palace, the Palace of Melech HaMoshiach in space (the Land of Israel) and time (the Messianic Age). Sometimes this work might be challenging. Then, the best and wisest advice to facilitate this task is the teaching of the Moshe Rabbeinu of our generation to simply connect ourselves to him, to the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita, and, as he himself asked of us, to reveal Moshiach by receiving him with joyful acclamations as one would welcome a head of state, a good and generous king, better yet, a strong king, a hero who saved our lives, welcoming him with a big, royal, phenomenal cheer: "Long live the King Moshiach!" â€ŚNow! With joy, with songs and dances of Geula, because "Yismach" (he will rejoice) contains the letters of "Moshiach"! In joy, in joy and even more Simcha!!!
by the miracles that will occur in the natural order, do not conclude that the whole domain of material will change. To the contrary, these Sages (the Rambam and the Raavad) emphasize the idea that the reward in the Messianic Era will be within the framework of the physical existence.  The similarity between these two terms is the subject of a commentary on the Midrash (Vayika Rabbah at the end of Parashat Emor, section 32, Shir HaShirim Rabbah 4:7; Kohelet Rabbah at the beginning of chap. 4). The chassidic teaching explains (Likkutei Torah Beha'alotcha 35c etc.) that it is more than a passive character: the addition of the Alef, i.e. the presence of G-d in the world through the spiritual work of each one of us, turns Gola (exile) into Geula (Redemption). For a deeper reflection on these issues, see the speech of the Rebbe (9) Talmud Nedarim 32a. (10) Chazal (Talmud Sanhedrin 37a) insist that everyone can have an impact on the world. They teach us: "Everyone is requested to say: the world was created for me." Similarly the Rambam (Maimonides) writes (Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Teshuvah [Laws of return to G-d] 3:4) at any time, a single action performed by a single individual, can tip the cosmic scales and trigger the coming of Moshiach for the benefit of the world. Light Shabbat Candles Shabbat Parashat Pinchas
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Shlomo Glaster woke up at night. "What a strange dream!" he exclaimed. In his dream he stood in front of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita who asked him to take one of the Tseddaka dollars he received from the Rebbe and to give it to his neighbor from the fourth floor.
"But why dafka the neighbor from the fourth floor?" Shlomo wondered. The truth is that did practically not know these neighbors. His relationship to them was limited to a polite "hello, hello" in the staircase, so that he had no chance to guess if these people really needed a dollar from the Rebbe. Another thought suggested not to pay any attention to that dream. "Dreams tell vanity" he quoted to himself, as says that famous saying and went back to sleep peacefully. Even his wife, Esther, when he told her his dream, shared his feelings by saying that there was no need to take this dream seriously. A few days passed. It was Friday night, Shabbat Kodesh, when Shlomo went to synagogue and Esther stayed home alone. Then, for no apparent reason, she remembered the dream of her husband and was very preoccupied by that thought. Her heart whispered a question: Why wouldn't they ask for clear guidelines from the Rebbe in what concerns this dream? It was not a mere dream, it was a dream with the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Chlita! Esther immediately decided to
carry out the Rebbe's request and to send the dollar to the neighbors. She was sure to manage to convince her husband. Then, before she would have a chance to change her mind, she run upstairs to the fourth floor to tell the neighbors about the dream and to check when would be the best time to give them the dollar after the conclusion of Shabbat. She finally arrived on fourth floor. Despite her determination she felt helpless and uncomfortable. What should she tell the neighbors? Then she stood in front of their apartment. Esther took a deep breath and knocked at the door. She asked Hashem fervently to put the right words in her mouth. After a short while the door was opened. Mazal (this is the name of the neighbor) was very surprised by this unexpected visit. Esther was searching for words. Mazal, for her part, warmly invited her neighbor to enter. Yet before Esther managed to say a word, Mazal told her how glad she was about her visit, because she urgently needed someone to talk to. "For some time now my forty year old daughter has been staying with me because she has a
serous illness. Doctors even assume that her chances of survival are low, because the tumor is growing and she needs a complicated operation. The problem is that due to the many treatments, the body is too weak to undergo any surgery. And a few hours before your visit, my daughter was sent back from hospital due to the doctor's decision to suspend the operation. My daughter is so weak that she can't stand on her legs. After Shabbat I will bring her a wheeling chair." Esther listened attentively to her neighbor and her heart was pounding because now she understood quite clearly the message of her husband's dream. The Rebbe knew why this family needed a dollar blessing. When Esther told Mazal of the dream, she was totally amazed. Then Esther continued and told her of the many miracles performed by those dollars of the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita. Mazal was greatly encouraged and filled with hope. As a good decision that shall serve as a receptacle for the blessing, Mazal took upon herself to say the "Shema Israel" every morning. Then Esther left and promised to come back after the conclusion of Shabbat. Right after Havdalla, Esther went to her neighbor with a dollar in her hand. She also brought a Siddur (prayer book), from which Mazal could read the Shema every morning as she had decided. Ten days later Esther met Mazal again in the staircase. And then, an impossible vision! Her daughter was carrying heavy bags and climbing up to the fourth floor. Esther was deeply moved. Wasn't her mother searching for a wheel-
ing chair for her one week ago because she couldn't stand on her legs? Mazal started to tell her cheerfully about the radical change that took place in her daughter's situation. She told her enthusiastically that since that Saturday evening when she received the dollar, she would put the dollar of the blessing under the pillow of her daughter and her daughter's situation made exceptional changes and improved very quickly. Her strength returned at a growing pace. One week later, her daughter had an appointment at the hospital and this time all the doctors agreed that her body was strong enough now to undergo the delicate operation to remove the tumor. Mazal's joy knew no bounds. During hospitalization, Mazal was at the bedside of her daughter, and told her and anyone who would listen, the fantastic story of the dollar blessing that performed such miracles. Her confidence and trust in G-d was great, she was sure that the operation would be successful and that her daughter would recover completely. But the greatest miracle was yet to come: The last examinations before the operation showed that the tumor had shrunk so much that there was no need to operate! The doctors were amazed and explained that it was the first time they encountered a case of a tumor that clears away so quickly without any logical reason. Soon after that the daughter recovered and went back home. The only reminiscence left from her illness, are a few pages in her medical record. Translated from "HaGeula"