ולא תחללו את שם קדשי ונקדשתי בתוך בני ישראל (מפרשת אמור)
We learn from this posuk the issur of making a chillul Hashem and the mitzva to sanctify Hashem’s name.
Making a kiddush Hashem is one of the greatest obligations of a Jew, to the point that one is supposed to give up one's life in order to fulfill this mitzvah.
Just as making a Kiddush Hashem is the greatest thing, on the flip side, making a chillul Hashem is one of the most serious things. From the words of the Navi Yechezkel, it is understood that golus itself is the greatest chillul Hashem. Geula will be greatest Kiddush Hashem. Through learning the halachos of making a kiddush Hashem, the greatest chillul Hashem will end and the greatest, most complete sanctification of Hashem's name will occur - the coming of Moshiach!
We find ourselves now in situation of golus within a golus- there are no minyanim, no open shuls, & many of the regular Jewish practices aren't happening now - yet these are all replacements for the Beis Hamikdosh and the karbonos! We don't have the original and now don't have the replacement either! The chillul Hashem is the greatest possible. Across the entire world, Jews are immobilized, limited, not in their natural habitat.
We have grown up in an environment without a Beis Hamikdosh, without the real proper ways to serve Hashem and we have grown accustomed to that. Now we suddenly feel the golus, we feel a little of what the Rebbe felt and cried about all those years, that we are in golus, that we lack the Beis Hamikdosh, that things aren't the way they are supposed to be. Suddenly now we can relate to this in a whole different way.
May we it be that through all our efforts to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities, that we make a Kiddush Hashem that will ultimately result in the greatest Kiddush Hashem ever - the גאולה האמיתית והשלימה!!
Today I would like to share a really simple point and yet I hope I can reach even this simple level!
And on the other hand, i sincerely hope that moshiach will already come, even before I reach that level.
As you know, I have beautiful daughter, Yocheved, who has Celiac disease. For her, from the age of a year and a half, it was as clear to her as the sun, that she does not touch gluten! There is no need to remind her, no need to explain to her, it is clear to her, like any other reality she knows.
And in that exact same way, it is also clear to her that Moshiach is coming, and then she will get better, and be able to eat gluten.
No, she does not long for moshiach because she is in pain, she does not complain and asks when will he come - because of the gluten.
It's just clear to her that he is coming, and along with his arrival, will be her healing.
And it is this simple ability, this pure belief, that I am jealous of.
I have learned a lot, and this past month specifically, I received lots of inspiration, lots of real, deep and thought-provoking points.
And yet I am just jealous of her absolute certainty, her conviction that any moment now, here it comes!!
Sometimes when the subject comes up, I sit down next to her and enjoy imagining together, dreaming together and flying off for a few moments into (realistic) dreamland and trying to experience what it feels like, for real.
This ability is a strong point by most children, but it is uniquely expressed by her.
So who wants to join me? We will dig deep into this reality and feel it, even if just for a few moments ...
On כ"ח סיון תשא"נ, the Rebbe went to the Ohel in the morning, fasting, of course. He spent many hours there, then returned to 770 for mincha, recited a sicha, davened maariv, and then wanted to distribute kuntreisim celebrating 50 years of his arrival in America. The mazkirim were concerned for the Rebbe's health, so they announced the kuntreisim weren't yet ready and there would be a short break and then the Rebbe would distribute the kuntreisim and dollars.
The Rebbe smiled and said that instead of a break, he would continue. The Rebbe then said another sicha, not on the platform but at the Bima where dollars were distributed.
In this sicha, the Rebbe discussed the concept of a break and made it clear that he didn't like the term. The Rebbe stated that Yidden and Hashem are mamash one entity and there can never be a break between them. This absolute unity means that we are united in all ways, including actions. Hashem must bring Moshiach and so each yid must also do all he can to bring moshiach thru agreeing to the task, desiring it, and publicizing moshiach'a arrival.
Geulah means revealing Hashem's presence in this world.
The Rebbe also mentioned 770 as the source of light for that half of the globe, and the source from where the Beis Hamikdosh would be revealed.
The message I personally take from this sicha is how the Rebbe used the few spare minutes to their fullest and I want to try to do the same, to use the few minutes here and there to do all I can to bring moshiach now!
ביום מיוחד ביום נעלה
הרבי שעות ארוכות באוהל הקדוש מבלה
השנה היא שנת אראנו נפלאות
ביום כ''ח בסיון, יובל שנות עשיה ותודות
הרבי חוזר ל770, למנחה
ולאחר מכן מזכה אותנו החסידים בשיחה
תפילת ערבית בתור צעד הבא
ולאחר מכן מתוכננת חלוקה
קונטרס מיוחד לכבוד 50 שנה
ובה מאמר מיוחד וגם קצת הסטוריה
תאור ההגעה לאדמת חצי כדור התחתון
ברור ומכוון מכח עליון
המזכרים והגבאים בדאגה כנה
הרבי צריך מנוחה
לא שייך שייעמד עכשיו לחלוקה
ומיד יוצאת ההכרזה:
הקונטרסים לא מוכנים לקבלה
יוצאים להפסקה קטנה וקצרה
הרבי עצר ובחיוך הגיב
הרבי המשיך ועל השיחה הרחיב
את השיחה אמר ממקום החלוקה
ולא על בימתו, על הבמה הידועה
התייחס הרבי להכרזת הגבאים
וניכר היה, שלא לשביעות רצונו הם קולעים
נקודה נפלאה הסביר בהרחבה
העם היהודי ובורא העולם, הם מציאות אחת בתכליתה
''והיו לבשר אחד'', לא שייך כאן ענין של הפרדה ו''הפסקה''
בין יהודי לבוראו שייך רק ענין של אחדות
ולא סתם אחדות, אלא אחדות בתכלית השלימות
לא רק במציאותם מתבטאית אחדות זו
אלא גם ובעיקר במעשיו, הן שלי וכמו כן שלו
שותפות בתכלית השלימות
אחדות מוחלטת, אבסולוטית ונחרצת.
אחד הדברים שעל הקב''ה לפעול ולבצע
היא הבאת הגאולה, בכל מחיר, גם בעמל וביזע
אולם בגלל האחדות הבלתי מתפשרת
צריך הקב''ה כל יהודי, אין אפשרות אחרת
כל אחד מאיתנו הכרחי ונחוץ
להביא את הגאולה ולהגיע לכל חוץ
3 דברים נדרשים מאיתנו
(1) להסכים למהלך
(2) לרצות במהפך
(3) ולהכריז הנה הגאולה, ולא רק שהגיע זמנה
בשיחה זו הרבי גם מציין
עוד משהו מעניין
ב770, מרכז הפצת האור
בחצי כדור הארץ התחתון והשחור
התחילו כבר לחיות גאולה
התחילו כבר לגלות את האלף בגולה
והוא המקום, אשר בו יתחיל הגילוי
של ביהמ''ק השלישי
אוסיף ואציין בנימה אישית
הוראה מהשיחה, הוראה שאני יכולה לבצע מעשית
הדקות ''בין לבין'', הדקות הבודדות
בין הכסאות בדרך כלל נופלות
ולוקחת אני על עצמי
לפחות פעם ביום
לנצל את ''דקות הביניים'' וליזום
מעשה מיוחד לכבוד הבאת הגאולה
והלואי שנזכה בה עוד היום
50 Years in America - Program Three Hundred Fifty Five - Living Torah - Video
We are getting ever closer to the coming of Moshiach! Today brought us even closer to the end and I am totally confident that Moshiach will finally come.
How call I be so sure? B'hashgocha protis, my husband shared with me an email he received from his friend, Rabbi Yonasan Abrams from Temecula, CA. I share it now with you...
Pregnancy & labor are compared to golus and birth is compared to Moshiach. I've been thinking a lot about this lately. The comparison is at so many levels.
1. Like all of our other children, baby Abrams was a week + late. Yet, he was a complete person and could have been born live and healthy even a few months ago! The reason we don't think about a fetus like that is because it's hidden behind the walls of it's mothers tummy. Likewise, Moshiach is a new world reality forming right under our noses, but it's possible to completely miss it because it's hidden by a "wall of world chaos" (הנה זה עומד אחר כתלנו).
2. We had big plans for this baby's arrival. We took the family on a road trip just before the due date, we hustling to finish up some projects and cleaned the house. The due date came and went without any sign of baby, so we continued on with life. I know this sounds ridiculous, but at a certain point, life gets so back to normal, that we started living like "maybe the baby will never come" (that thought for sure went through my mind with our older children who were also late). Of course, the longer past the due date you go, the more likely you are to have the baby, not less. Same with Moshiach. Many "due dates" for Moshiach have come and gone uneventfully. Indeed, many wonder if Moshiach will ever come. We can all rest assured that the longer this "golus pregnancy" continues, the more imminent the coming of Moshiach is.
3. In order for this fully formed baby to enter this big world, there's a lot of pain involved. The mothers body transforms completely, and that transformation is only possible with painful contractions. But this pain is different than the pain of scraping a knee. This pain is a happy pain with purpose. Natanya adopted this mindset (taught in a book called Labor of Love) and it was a totally different experience for her. The pain our world has been experiencing lately has purpose. It is transforming our priorities, routines and it's clear that major change is happening before our eyes. In the very near future, we will see how the pain we're experiencing now was "totally worth it".
Those were his words.
I really connected to the moshul and I want to add to the nimshal even more, with another thought that came to me.
Sometimes it happens that if the due date has passed , the doctor will induce - the baby hasn't come himself-- we'll make him show up.
Hashem has given us a time by when Moshiach will most definitely have arrived. Even though many due dates have passed, at some point Hashem will simply make Moshiach come, just like that.
May it be that even before we have a chance to read and internalize the moshul, we should already be living with and experiencing the nimshal in real life, with the immediate arrival of Moshiach, who is long overdue, in whichever manner of arrival, as long as he comes right now!
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