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March 14, 2019
The Rebbe in #1157, D'var Malchus, P'kudei

The imminence of the Geula

בס”ד. קטעים משיחות ליל ועש”ק וש”ק פ’ ויקהל, פ’ שקלים, כ”ה אדר-ראשון ה’תשנ”ב - בלתי מוגה.

In the first installment of the sicha, the Rebbe spoke about the unique ability every Jew has in this time (the year of התשנב - נפלאות בכל) to bring a miraculous dimension to all aspects of his avoda, thus bringing out they’re unifying factor, alluded to in the parsha of Vayakhel - to assemble many details into a united entity.

A basic teaching of Chassidus is that the physical and spiritual worlds are interconnected and what happens in one affects the other. This spiritual readiness, the Rebbe goes on to teach, finds its expression in another aspect of Vayakhel, — the ingathering of Jews to Eretz Yisrael as a foretaste and beginning of the ingathering to take place at the imminent Geulah.

Portions of the following are from the last to-date recorded sicha of the Rebbe, of 25 Adar I. The Rebbe began the sicha with an unusual statement: “Poschin bi’vrachah” - we shall open with blessings. The greatest blessing being that the promise of gathering Jews from the four corners of the world has begun, in its most simple sense!”

An additional and fundamental aspect of Hakhala — gathering — that has become relevant of late is that: 

וְעוֹד וְעִקָּר:

We can concretely see how (for a while now) the fulfillment of the prophetic promise of the “ingathering of the exiles” to the Holy Land, described in the verse “…On that day, the L-rd shall continue to apply His hand a second time … and He shall gather the lost of Israel, and the scattered ones of Judah He shall gather from the four corners of the earth,” has begun.

רוֹאִים בְּמוּחָשׁ שֶׁכְּבָר הִתְחִיל (מֶשֶׁךְ זְמַן לִפְנֵי-זֶה) בְּפֹעַל וּבְפַשְׁטוּת קִיּוּם הַהַבְטָחָה דְ”יוֹסִיף אַדּׂנָ-י שֵׁנִית יָדוֹ גּוֹ’ וְאָסַף נִדְחֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וּנְפֻצוֹת יְהוּדָה יְקַבֵּץ מֵאַרְבַּע כַּנְפוֹת הָאָרֶץ”

This is being said in reference to the recent “Ingathering of the exiles” of the many diaspora Jews from various countries in the world who emigrated to our Holy Land in a “peaceful and merciful manner.” That is to say, that unlike in the past, no danger is involved in this Aliyah. Instead of having to secretly flee from those countries, Jews are now being allowed to openly leave, as is the case now in most countries of the world.

בְּהַקִּבּוּץ גָּלֻיּוֹת דְּרַבִּים מִבְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל מִמְּדִינוֹת שׁוֹנוֹת בָּעוֹלָם לְאַרְצֵנוּ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה בְּחֶסֶד וּבְרַחֲמִים [וְלֹא בְּאוֹפֶן שֶׁל סַכָּנָה, כְּמוֹ פַּעַם שֶׁהָיוּ צְרִיכִים לִבְרֹחַ מִשָּׁם בְּהֵחָבֵא, אֶלָּא כְּהַמַּצָּב עַתָּה בְּרוֹב מְדִינוֹת הָעוֹלָם],

 

 



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