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May102013

SHOULD WE REFRAIN FROM ‘WILD TALK’ ABOUT THE REBBE?

A person might come and complain: This is “wild talk”! You are making claims that are historically unprecedented! How will the world react?! * Likewise with regard to the world’s argument that “they eulogized and embalmed him.” * Source materials compiled by Rabbi Shloma Majeski. Translations are in bold. Underlining is the emphasis of the compiler.

Translated by Boruch Merkur

In the addendum to the sichos of Shabbos Parshas VaYigash 5747, the Rebbe refers to the sentiment that it is “wild talk – vilde reid” to claim that a new era has begun, a new era necessitating that all the Jewish people prepare themselves for the imminent redemption – “imdu hachen kulchim – all of you, get ready” to build the Beis HaMikdash with the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu:

At first glance, a person might come and complain: This is “wild talk”! You are making claims that are historically unprecedented! How will the world react to these things being said all of a sudden?!

It is, therefore, first and foremost necessary to know that one should not be affected by the world [i.e., by a perceived public reaction]; he should not be concerned about what people will say, etc. Rather, since this is the truth according to Toras Emes, it should be stated openly.

In fact, today’s global consciousness is ready to absorb this message. It just needs to be articulated.

Likewise with regard to the world’s argument that “they eulogized and embalmed him.” It is necessary to respond by explicitly stating the facts according to Torah. There is no concern about the reaction, etc., because the world is ready to accept the truth.

The same applies to think tanks held to determine policy for the Jewish state: Don’t be affected, etc. Simply tell them to look it up in the “Bible” (something that is holy even to Gentiles), where they will find the words of Yeshayahu HaNavi (43:21) on the role of the Jewish people: “This nation I have formed for Me (in order that) they shall recount My praise”!

As stated above, the public is ready to accept these words – the message simply needs to be communicated. If the message is said with conviction, if the words come from the heart, then they will surely have the desired effect, and in a pleasant and peaceful way, without having to negate the opposition (and without the need to wage war). Those who have been involved with this have clearly seen this positive reception for themselves.

(From the hashlamos 
on the sichos of Shabbos 
Parshas VaYigash 5747)

 

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