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Moshiach Yom Yom: 19-25 Adar Rishon
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19 Adar Rishon: Halachos are eternal
The Rambam writes: All the Neviim and K’suvim will be nullified in the future Messianic era. The halachos of the Oral Torah, however, like the Five Books of the Torah, will never be nullified.

(Sichos of the second day Rosh HaShana, leil Shabbos Chol HaMoed, leil v’yom Simchas Torah 5752; edited)


20 Adar Rishon: Who’s greater Moshiach or Moshe?
You mention that Chassidus discusses the notion that, in a certain respect, Moshiach is greater than Moshe Rabbeinu. Also, see Likkutei Torah VaYikra 17a; BaMidbar 89b-c; the end of Shir HaShirim 49c and on. This approach is also stated explicitly in Tanchuma Toldos 20, which apparently contradicts the well known phrase, “no one will arise like Moshe.”

There are a variety of pertinent issues here, namely: prophecy, the kingdom, knowledge of Torah, etc, etc. The statement that “no one will arise like Moshe” is understood to refer to prophecy, as is also apparent from the Rambam in “Hilchos Teshuva” 89:2. Also on this matter, see Rosh HaShana (21b): “…but in kingship there will arise [one who is equal to Moshe].”

However, regarding the soul — see Likkutei Torah, end of Shir HaShirim, ibid. — the soul of Moshiach is of greater quality. In particular, the Torah of Moshiach, which is described as, “He will kiss me with kisses of His mouth,” the inner dimension of the Torah, the yechida of the Torah, corresponds to the connection of Moshiach to the yechida klalis. Moshe, however, corresponds to the [lower] level of chaya, as brought in [the teachings of the Arizal in] Shaar HaP’sukim, Parshas VaYechi, and elsewhere.

(Likkutei Sichos, Vol. 21, hosafos Shmos)


21 Adar Rishon: Greater Than Before the Sin
The preciousness of the seventh generation is expressed in the fact that many kochos have been given and revealed for us. And through serving Hashem in this manner, the primary revelation of the Divine presence will be drawn down to this physical and material world. In fact, [this revelation] will be even higher than it was before the sin [of eating from the Tree of Knowledge], as it is written concerning Moshiach: He will be extremely exalted, surpassing [even] Adam HaRishon, and even as he was before the sin.

(Seifer HaMaamarim Basi L’Gani, 5711)


22 Adar Rishon: A Taste of the Redemption at Shabbos’ Third Meal
There is an advantage in [the Chabad custom of] eating only a small amount at the third Shabbos meal [as opposed to having a proper meal with bread]. Being that this meal is a foretaste of the Future to Come, when there will also be physical bodies to receive a reward, the body must, therefore, gain some pleasure from the meal by tasting something.

However, it is written, “[Today] you will not (find it),” [referring to not collecting manna on Shabbos. This verse is the Scriptural source for the third meal, but, at the same time, since it is written in the negative] therefore [from here we derive the custom that] one does not eat bread then.

Though, in a number of places it states that the meal of the Leviyasan and the Shor HaBar of the Future to Come will be a physical meal [and not just a spiritual experience]. Therefore, to allude to this, we taste something [at the third meal of Shabbos].

(Likkutei Sichos, Vol. 21, B’Shalach)


23 Adar Rishon: Exile has finished and we have already done teshuva
We must mention again (as I have said a number of times) that the rabbanim must publicize the ruling that “all endpoints [of the exile] have been met.”

Concerning teshuva (as the Gemara continues to say that “the matter only depends upon teshuva”): they have already done teshuva. (Indeed, the Rebbe, my father-in-law, said a number of times that [the Jewish people] have already done teshuva, and that all aspects of Divine service have been completed.) All that is needed is the actual true and complete redemption.

(Conversation with Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, leil Lech Lecha, 6 Cheshvan, 5752; edited)


24 Adar Rishon – the 50th Gate of Bina
It is well known that the Fifty Gates of Bina are manifest at a number of different levels. There are the Fifty Gates of Bina as they are drawn down into malchus...and even higher, the Fifty Gates of Bina as they are in their own place, in bina itself. In fact, there is an even higher level, [the Fifty Gates of Bina as they are] included within the Fiftieth Gate itself, the level of kesser (and [more particularly] within kesser itself, the level of Atik).

Thus, the revelations of the Future to Come will be considered wondrous, [even] when compared to the wonders of the exodus from Egypt. For the Fifty Gates of Bina that were drawn down at the exodus from Egypt were the gates at the level of bina (insofar as they are manifest within the level of malchus). But in the Future to Come, the Fifty Gates of Bina as they are within kesser will be drawn down. Moreover, within kesser itself, the manifestation will derive from the level of Atik. And within Atik itself, from the inner dimension of Atik. As it is written regarding Moshiach, “...he is extremely lofty” — “extremely” signifies the inner dimension of Atik.

(Seifer Maamarim Melukat Beis, pg. 38)


25 Adar Rishon: first ask for the Redemption
In Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (15: 3) it states that “it is customary to count [the members of a quorum] by saying the verse, ‘Hoshia es amecha…’ (Tehillim 28:9), which has ten words.” But does it not say in the Seifer HaPardes la’Rashi (chapter 99) that one should count using the verse, “Va’ani b’rov chasdecha…”? (Tehillim 5:8).

To answer: In the final generations of Ikvisa D’Meshicha, when a double and redoubled darkness prevails during the time of exile, when ten Jews gather together they first ask for the Redemption [by saying], “Hoshia es amecha…” (Save Your nation and bless Your inheritance, tend them and elevate them forevermore.)

(Sicha VaYakhel-Pikkudei 5743; based on listeners’ notes only)





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