It should be noted once again (as I have said many times) that the
Rabbis must publicize the legal decree that "all the appointed times
have passed." In regard to
teshuva, teshuvah has already been done and all
aspects of Divine service have already been completed. All that remains now
is the true and complete Redemption in actual reality.
There is nothing more to wait for, since all aspects of Divine service have
already been concluded and teshuvah has already been done, and
it depends only on the coming of Moshiach himself. The statement of the
Gemara that "It depends only on teshuvah" was [required] earlier,
but now that teshuvah has already been done it depends only on the coming
of Moshiach himself. All that is necessary is for Moshiach to come in
actual reality and [for us to] "point with his finger and say this is the
one," this is our righteous Moshiach.
One should immediately "point with his finger and say this is the one." I
have repeated and emphasized many times that not only will the Redemption
eventually come, but the Redemption already stands on the threshold.
It waits for every man and woman of Israel to open the door and pull the
Redemption into the room!!
(At the visit of the Rav and Gaon,
Mordechai Eliyahu, 6 Cheshvan 5752)
1. Sanhedrin 97b.
2. As the Gemora continues: "it [the coming of Moshiach] depends only on
3. See Ta'anis at the end. Shmos Rabba, end of chapter 23.
Rashi's explanation of Beshalach 15:2.