Beis Moshiach presents the maamer the Rebbe MH”M delivered on Yud Shvat 5715, in accordance with the custom established by the Rebbe to review each year a section of the Rebbe Rayatz’s maamer Basi L’Gani of 5710. • This year we focus on the fifth section of the profound and foundational chassidic discourse.
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Over the course of time, the Rebbe reconnects “the rope of his soul,” rejoining even the individual strands that had been severed. How much more so does the Rebbe have an impact on those who reflect the positive aspect of “amo” (as above Section 5), helping them attain a state whereby the ruach shtus is unable to cover over the truth, etc.
The essence of the Sh’china was originally manifest in the physical world. Sins, however, caused it to depart. Then tzaddikim, through the avoda of iskafia, drew the Sh’china back to the world, being especially revealed in the Mishkan and later in the Beis HaMikdash. The Mishkan was made of atzei shittim, symbolizing the avoda of transforming the shtus that permits evil behavior into something holy, shtus d’k’dusha. “Shtus” comes from “shita – inclined,” an inclination, a deviation, towards foolishness. Where extra caution is needed to avoid shtus d’l’umas zeh, shtus d’k’dusha, a “deviation” towards holiness, is required, the effect of which is bringing the Sh’china back to be revealed in the world.
Being that shtus d’l’umas zeh and sins cause the Divine presence to depart, in order to bring about a change of course, so that “I shall dwell among you” [as before the sin], there must be “make for Me a Mikdash (specifically) of Acacia Trees, atzei Shittim” – shtus d’k’dusha is required.