Yom Yom: 21-27 Iyar
Shiurei Torah - Chabad
Iyar: Revealing the future Beis Ha’Mikdash, applicable to every
must be announced and publicized that we are currently in a unique
time (and place), with only one thing left to do: A person is
obligated to quote his teacher, so, as the Rebbe, my
father-in-law, said, “Stand, all of you, ready to build the
future Beis HaMikdash with the coming of Dovid, King
every Jew has the obligation to bring about and reveal the future Beis
HaMikdash, which is actually built and perfected in Heaven
and only needs to descend and be revealed down below immediately.
applies to every Jew, men, women, and children, “With our youth
and with our elders, etc., with our sons and with our
daughters,” from the greatest of the great to the smallest of
the small, with no division of sect, group, or party, etc. This is
not a topic that applies to a particular type or nusach,
etc; it is applicable to every Jew.
VaYigash 5747; edited)
Iyar: Why Don’t we see it?
can ask, “Why don’t we see the actual revelation of ‘And
Hashem appeared to him?’” The answer is: 1) His inability to
perceive it does not change the reality. Indeed, the Rebbe Rayatz
described a parable of wise men traveling in a wagon hitched to
horses. The wise men speak words of wisdom, while the horses think
about hay. Now, albeit that the horses think about mere hay, the
fact remains that the wise men in the wagon speak words of wisdom.
The actual revelation of “And Hashem appeared to him” will
take place with the true and complete Redemption through Moshiach
VaYeira 5749; edited)
Iyar: Every Last Prayer For Redemption Is Needed
Chapter 11 of Igeres HaTeshuva, the Alter Rebbe
explains that when a Jew asks something of Hashem in a particular bracha,
this request is certainly fulfilled, “With not even the
slightest shadow of a doubt in the world...for when in doubt about
whether to say a bracha we do not say it for fear of saying
a bracha in vain.” Therefore, the requests and prayers of
Jews for the Redemption are fulfilled.
accepts the prayers and requests of the Jewish people for
Redemption throughout the generations. As a result, we will soon
have the Redemption! In other words, the prayers for the
Redemption of Jews throughout the generations are connected to
each other, until they finally achieve the actual Redemption (not
just in the spiritual sense). The actual Redemption is
achieved by the requests and prayers throughout the generations,
for if even one prayer would be missing, the Redemption would be
delayed another moment, ch’v.
Bo 5744; unedited)
Iyar: Bringing Moshiach Is Not Considered “In Order To Receive A
people wrap themselves in a silken cloak and ask how it is
possible that shlichus could be done in order to bring
Moshiach when this avoda is “not for the sake of
Heaven,” and is “in order to receive a reward.” ...
answer to this can be found in the Rambam about the promises of
the Torah regarding material abundance: “If you go in My
statutes etc., and I will give your rains in their proper times,
etc.” According to the Rambam, this is not in the category of
reward, for “We were promised in the Torah...that everything
that prevents us from fulfilling the Torah will be taken away…
Hashem will endow us with all good things that support us in our
observance of Torah...so that we will not have to be occupied all
our days with the needs of the body, but we will be able to sit
freely to study wisdom and do mitzvos.” ...
work and effort to bring Moshiach is not in the category of “in
order to receive a reward,” but is a necessary prerequisite to
remove the obstacles, giving us the opportunity to fulfill the
Torah and mitzvos in the most perfect way.
20 Cheshvan 5749; unedited)
Iyar: Our Torah And Avoda Count
illustrate how great is the responsibility for everyone to strive
in serving Hashem through Torah and mitzvos: If one’s
service is lacking, not only is the “I will dwell within them”
lacking, but it affects the manifestation of the Divine presence
for all the Jewish people and the entire world.
we see the wondrous advantage in the service of Torah and tefilla
of every single Jew and its accomplishment in the world: It
hastens the time when sacrifices will be able to be brought,
“according to the commandments of Your will” in the third Beis
HaMikdash, which will descend and be revealed speedily in
Sichos, Vol. 11, T’ruma 2)
Iyar: The Moshiach Of One’s Inner Soul Is Already Revealed
is a shlichus for a person to communicate to himself and to
others, with words that come from the heart, that the Moshiach of
his inner soul is already revealed. By speaking words that come
from the heart, they will enter the heart and have their effect,
to the extent that Moshiach will be revealed and the yechida
will be revealed with the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu and the
true and complete Redemption – immediately.
Toldos 5751; edited)
Iyar: The Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe paved the way to
the Alter Rebbe considered himself the Baal Shem Tov’s grandson,
he obviously had two preeminent qualifications: 1) He was the
expression of the Baal Shem Tov’s atzmius, and
2) he was the completion of the Baal Shem Tov, i.e., the
intent of the Baal Shem Tov’s teachings is completed through the
teachings of Chabad Chassidus.
Chabad also elevates Chagas (chesed, g’vura,
tiferes) and Nehym (netzach, hod, yesod,
malchus). The accomplishment of Chassidus Chabad is
that even simple people, who have no connection with understanding
and comprehension, can achieve lofty heights, even higher
than they would be able to reach through other types of
Alter Rebbe integrated all this within Chassidus Chabad:
Through learning Chassidus, one approaches lofty intellectual
concepts at the height of the “hidden light” and even higher.
Moreover, this revelation manifests itself within the intellect of
the G-dly soul as light settles in a vessel, to the extent that
even the animal soul understands. Indeed, to the extent that
“the glory of Hashem will be revealed, and [even] all flesh will
see,” with the imminent coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu.
Sichos, Vol. 4, Chai Elul)