ABSORBING THE GREAT REVELATION OF MOSHIACH
February 25, 2015
Rabbi Shloma Majeski in #963, Bo, D'var Malchus, Moshiach & Geula, chai v'kayam

We now clearly see that in addition to the fact that Jews are “hachein kulchem” for the redemption, standing ready to greet Moshiach, even the Gentiles stand “hachein kulchem,” ready for Jews to finally get out of exile and go to Eretz Yisroel, in the true and complete redemption. * From Chapter Seven of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros (Underlined text is the compiler’s emphasis.)

Translated by Boruch Merkur

13. […] Ours is the ninth generation [from the Baal Shem Tov], and there is a special innovation in our times over earlier generations, including the previous generation (the eighth generation). Notwithstanding all the virtues of former times, since the previous generations did not merit the redemption, therefore, the revelation of what is alluded to in the verse, “come to Pharaoh” (the revelation ofispriu kol nehorin – all the Divine lights shining” below), was not experienced then in the ultimate way as a soul in a healthy body [i.e., referring to the Rebbe Rayatz, Nasi and leader of the eighth generation]. (Rather, there was the histalkus of the soul [of the Nasi] from his body. Moreover, prior to his histalkus he lived in a state whereby “the faculty of speech was in exile,” etc. [I.e., having suffered a stroke, the Rebbe Rayatz was left with a speech impediment].) Whereas, this generation – the final generation of exile and the first generation of redemption – will immediately transition intonatlu ha’meoros – the illuminaries were suspended/positioned” [see Likkutei Dibburim Vol. 1 42a, end ff.; see Zohar Chadash Balak, section beginning with the word, “Er’enu” (55b)]. That is, not only will our generation not lack, G-d forbid, the revelation of the Written Torah and Oral Torah on the part of the meoros ha’gedolim, the great luminaries [see Footnote 118 in the original], on the contrary – there will be an even greater perfection in it (not in a manner of “a speech impediment with regard to the Oral Torah and a stutter in the Written Torah,” being higher than that). In virtue of the immediate arrival of Moshiach Tzidkeinu – “shlach na b’yad Tishlach” – the revelation of “ispriu kol nehorin,” lights that are presently “suspended,” will be properly assimilated within us as souls within bodies. The capacity for absorbing such an incredible revelation is in virtue of the immediate arrival of Moshiach Tzidkeinu, “shlach na b’yad Tishlach,” and he will teach Torah to the entire nation (see Rambam’s Laws of Repentance 9:2; Likkutei Torah Tzav 17a ff., among other places), including the “new Torah” of the Messianic Era, “Torah chadasha mei’Iti teitzei – a new Torah will emerge from Me” (Yeshayahu 51:4; VaYikra Rabba 13:3).

This revelation brings about the perfection and elevation of all preceding generations, insofar as there will then be the fulfillment of the verse, “get up and sing those who dwell in the dust,” and the baal ha’hilula [the Rebbe Rayatz] as our leader.

The innovation of this generation over the preceding generations is clearly seen in the avoda of the generation. This generation excels in hafatzas ha’maayanos chutza, the avoda of spreading the wellsprings of Chassidus outward, in a way that incomparable surpasses previous generations, both in terms of quantity (of books published, etc.), as well as making of the entire world – reaching out to even the furthest possible point – a vessel to contain great revelations of G-dly light. Jews receive this G-dly light through the 613 Mitzvos, and Gentiles, through disseminating to them the Seven Mitzvos of the Descendants of Noach. Thus, the entire world will be illuminated with “a Mitzva is a candle and Torah is light.” Each individual will then be able to absorb the G-dly light of the revelation of “ispriu kol nehorin” as a healthy soul in a healthy body.

In fact, (as mentioned frequently of late) we clearly see how Gentiles in many countries assist Jews in their avoda (reminiscent of and even going beyond how it was in the exodus from Egypt). Recently there have been developments even in the country that held its citizens behind an Iron Curtain for many years, where Jews were not free to leave and they were not allowed to fulfill Torah and Mitzvos in a full capacity, etc. This condition has now changed from one extreme to the other. Presently, not only do the Soviets permit Jews to relocate as they please and they are permitted to emigrate from there – they even assist Jews in doing so.

We now clearly see that in addition to the fact that Jews are “hachein kulchem” for the redemption, standing ready to greet Moshiach, even the Gentiles stand “hachein kulchem,” ready for Jews to finally get out of exile and go to Eretz Yisroel, in the true and complete redemption.

And we go to the ultimate perfection of “come to Pharaoh” as souls in bodies, without any interruption at all, in the true and complete redemption, experiencing the complete revelation of “ispriu kol nehorin,” “and G-d will be to you as an eternal light.”

(From the address of Wednesday, Parshas Bo, 3 Shvat, and Shabbos Parshas Bo, 6 Shvat; Seifer HaSichos 5752, pg. 294-5)

 

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