Yom Yom: 19-25 Adar Rishon
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Adar Rishon: Halachos are eternal
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
of the second day Rosh HaShana, leil Shabbos Chol HaMoed, leil
v’yom Simchas Torah 5752; edited)
Adar Rishon: Who’s greater Moshiach or Moshe?
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.”
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].”
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.
Sichos, Vol. 21, hosafos Shmos)
Adar Rishon: Greater Than Before the Sin
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.
HaMaamarim Basi L’Gani, 5711)
Adar Rishon: A Taste of the Redemption at Shabbos’ Third Meal
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.
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.
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].
Sichos, Vol. 21, B’Shalach)
Adar Rishon: Exile has finished and we have already done teshuva
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.”
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.
with Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, leil Lech Lecha, 6 Cheshvan, 5752;
Adar Rishon – the 50th Gate of Bina
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).
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.
Maamarim Melukat Beis, pg. 38)
Adar Rishon: first ask for the Redemption
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).
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
VaYakhel-Pikkudei 5743; based on listeners’ notes only)