The Announcement of the Redemption:
From what has been said previously about emphasizing the subject of Redemption
(especially) at this time - emerges the absolutely incredible: how is
it possible that notwithstanding all these things - we have not yet accomplished
the coming of our righteous Moshiach in actual reality?!... something completely
Equally incredible - that when ten (and many times ten) Jews gather together,
and in a worthy time with regard to Redemption, and nevertheless, they don't
create an uproar to cause the coming of Moshiach immediately and instantly,
and it's not inconceivable to them, G-d forbid, that Moshiach won't come
this night, and also tomorrow our righteous Moshiach won't come and also
the day after tomorrow our righteous Moshiach won't come, G-d forbid!
Also, when they cry, "Ad Mosai" [Until when will we remain in exile] - it's
because they were told to. If they meant it and desired it and cried
sincerely, with absolute certainty Moshiach would have already come!
What more can I do so that all the children of Israel should create an uproar
and cry sincerely and cause Moshiach to come in reality, since all that was
done until now, has had no effect, and the proof is, that we find
ourselves still in exile, and most essentially - an inner exile in Divine
The only thing I am able to do - is to turn the matter [over] to you: do
everything in your ability - things that are in the nature of lights
of Tohu, but, in vessels of Tikun - to actually bring our
righteous Moshiach immediately, instantly, in reality.
And may it be His will that ultimately ten Jews will be found who are "obstinate"
enough to obligate themselves to move G-d, and certainly G-d will be moved
- as it is written, "Because it is a stiff-necked people (to
their benefit, and therefore) You will pardon our iniquity
and our sin and take us for Your inheritance" - to actually bring the true
and complete Redemption immediately, instantly, in reality.
In order to hasten and speed the Redemption even more through my actions
- I will increase and give to each and every one of you
shlichus-mitzvah to give to tzedekah [charity], for "great
is tzedekah since it draws near the Redemption."
I have done my part; from now on, you do all that you can.
And may it be G-d's Will that there will be found among you one, two, three
that will devise a plan what to do and how to do it, and most essentially
- that it will produce the true and complete Redemption in actual reality,
with joy and a glad heart.
(From the talk of Friday evening and the eve of the holy
Shabbos Parshas Shmini, 28 Nissan, 5751)
1. [Tohu is the primordial world of chaos; Tikun is the world of order
that follows it. Translator's note.]
2. Tissa 34:9.
3. See Shmos Rabba, end of chapter 42.
4. [Shlichus-mitzvah literally means the mission or assignment which performs
a mitzvah. It is customary to give someone who is leaving on a journey tzedekah
for an institution (of his choice) at his destination. He thus becomes a
"shliach" or emissary with the assignment of delivering tzedekah elsewhere.
The Talmud states that an individual who travels to perform a mitzvah (as
opposed to reasons of business or pleasure) is protected by the merit of
that mitzvah. Translator's note]
5. Bava Basra 10:1. And see Tanya chapter 37.1a)