The subject that is most urgent in our generation and our time is - the true
and complete Redemption through our righteous Moshiach. As has been mentioned
many times of late, now all the requirements have already been concluded,
we need only receive our righteous Moshiach in actual reality.
All the more so in our generation and our time, when according to the signs
of our Sages of blessed memory (in the tractate Sanhedrin, in Midrashim
and in many places) we are actually on the verge of the Redemption.
As mentioned many times recently, that after our many great achievements
and Divine service throughout the generations, and specifically after the
Divine service of our Rebbeim and leaders through the Divine service of my
sainted father-in-law, the leader of our generation, all necessary spiritual
purifications have been accomplished.
This also includes the spiritual purification of "Aisev [Esau] is
Edom." Aisev is already completely spiritually purified, as
we see how the nations at this time (in the exile of Edom),
which stem from "Aisev is Edom," conduct themselves as benevolent governments.
Such conduct has spread to other nations, as we have seen, especially of
It's therefore understood that now the situation is already one in which
the physical body, and even the physicality of the world, is completely purified
and refined. It is a "vessel" receptive to all the spiritual lights and concepts,
primarily the light of our righteous Moshiach, the light of
the true and complete Redemption.
And the only thing missing is that a Jew should open his eyes as he should,
when he will see that all is ready for the Redemption! There is already
the Shulchan Aruch (the Set Table); there is already the Livyosan, the Shor
HaBor and the Yayin Meshumar. The Jewish people already sit
by the table, "the table of their Father" (the Holy One Blessed
be He), together with our righteous Moshiach. (As is stated in holy
books that in every generation there is "one descended from
Yehuda who is qualified to be Moshiach"). In our generation this is the leader
of our generation, my sainted father-in-law. And now forty years after the
passing of my sainted father-in-law we also have already "a heart to know
and eyes to see and ears to hear."
We must now only open the "heart to know" and open "the eyes to see" and
open the "ears to hear." Likewise we must utilize all 248 physical limbs
and 365 physical sinews in the learning of the inner aspects of the Torah,
as revealed in the teachings of Chassidus and observing the directives of
our Rabbeim and leaders. These directives include learning
about the concepts of Redemption, in a way that will open the heart, eyes
and ears. That is, one must understand, see and hear in the physicality of
the world the true and complete Redemption in actual reality. One should
learn the Torah of Moshiach (the inner aspects of Torah) in a way of seeing.
All of the above is already prepared; one need only open the eyes to see
Also the custom of the Jewish people which is continually spreading in our
time, to learn the subject of Redemption and Moshiach, in order to prepare
himself and others even more for the revelation of the true and complete
Redemption, as mentioned above.
(From the talk of Shabbos Parshas Vayeitze, 9 Kislev 5752)
1. Vayishlach 36:1.
2. [The Jewish people have endured four exiles, each named after the dominant
country or culture of the time. These were the Egyptian exile, the Babylonian,
the Greek and the Roman. Edom is the Biblical ancestor of the Roman people,
whose empire still persists both in a spiritual sense and in a physical sense
in the domination of European civilization and its derivatives. Translator's
3. Zohar section 3 34:b. Cited and explained in Likkutei Levi Yitzchak
on the Zohar, section 3, p. 219 ff.
4. See Brochos 34:b. Bava Basra 75:a. Vayikra Rabba
Chapter 13:3. And in other sources.
5. Brochos 3, end of side a.
6. Commentary of the Bartenura on Megillas Rus. And see also Sha'alos
U'teshuvos Chasam Sofer Choshen Mishpat (vol. 6) at the end (section
98). And see S'dei Chemed, Peas HaSadeh, entry Aleph , Klal 70. And
7. Tavo 29:3.
8. In addition to learning Torah and observing mitzvos in general (the 248
positive commandments corresponding to the 248 limbs (macos 23, end
of side b) and the 365 negative commandments corresponding to the 365 sinews
(Zohar, volume I, 170b.)