Of Jews Take On Mitzvos To Hasten The Geula
a nationwide mivtza covering hundreds of locations around
Eretz Yisroel including central bus stations, business districts
and malls, Jews were asked to do a mitzva to bring Moshiach.
The theme of this mivtza actually began on Yud-Alef Nissan,
when hundreds of Israeli buses bore a sign with this message.
honor of Gimmel Tammuz, Matteh Moshiach in Eretz Yisroel, directed
by Rabbi Shmuel Hendel and Rabbi Avrohom Dov Rosenblatt, expanded
that project. The mivtza was organized jointly with Irgun
Talmidei HaYeshivos in the various Chabad yeshivos. There
was widespread publicity in advance of Gimmel Tammuz, with signs
placed on hundreds of buses.
Thursday, Gimmel Tammuz, Tmimim and married men went out
and set up hundreds of Moshiach stands. The mivtza lasted
from morning to night, with thousands of Jews being asked to don tefillin
and to take on a mitzva. Nearly everyone listened to
explanations about the significance of the day, a yom segula for
hiskashrus to the Rebbe MH"M. Many wrote Pa’Nim to
attractive color brochure was distributed explaining how to be
connected to the leader of the generation. An additional page was
included about Gimmel Tammuz, explaining that we are in the final
stage of Galus and that we must do all we can to bring the Galus
to an end by doing a good deed. It also explains that we must
learn inyanei Moshiach and Geula, particularly the
teachings of the Rebbe, in order to be aware of the era we live in
and to further change it for the better.
mivtza was wonderfully organized and resulted in many
interesting anecdotes. A man with long hair and earrings walked by
a stand. A bachur offered him a brochure and suggested he
put on tefillin. The man said, "I put them on already.
I put tefillin on every day," and he went on his way.
After a few minutes he came back and excitedly asked, "Is the
man in the picture the Lubavitcher Rebbe?"
answered the bachur.
he’s Moshiach?" he asked.
course," answered the bachur.
that’s the case, I have to take on another mitzva. I
already put on tefillin because of him, and now I have to
do something else."
explained that a few months before, he had seen some video clips
of the Rebbe at farbrengens and was very moved. A few days
later, a Lubavitcher asked him to put on tefillin. On the tefillin
stand was a picture of the Rebbe, and the man was so inspired
that he resolved to put on tefillin every day. "Today
when I passed by and saw the Rebbe again, I decided to take on
of the bachurim were told stories about the connection
people have with the Rebbe. The picture near each stand reminded
Jews about the dollars they had received or other events they
attended, and the people shared their experiences with the bachurim.
a stand in Yerushalayim, a taxi stopped and a middle-aged Jew got
out. "In another few hours," he told the Tmimim, "I
will be undergoing a complicated operation. I heard you can write
the Rebbe and receive an answer through the Igros Kodesh.
Please take my name and write to the Rebbe for me."
of Jewish children were registered for a letter in a seifer
Torah. On Rechov Bialik in Ramat Gan, a young man approached
the stand. He wanted to buy a letter for his first child, who had
been born that morning. He explained that when his own younger
brother had been born, the doctors discovered that he had a
life-threatening condition. A Lubavitcher who knew the family
suggested that they write to the Rebbe. The Rebbe said that they
should buy the baby a letter in the children’s seifer Torah.
The parents did so, and miraculously the doctors announced shortly
thereafter that the problem had disappeared. That’s why he was
there, buying his own baby a letter.
special campaign was carried out with the participation of Tmimim
from every Chabad yeshiva across the country, as well as
many married men who took off a day from work and joined in
carrying out the Rebbe MH"M’s work. Matteh Moshiach
received countless reports of Jews who wrote to the Rebbe and took
on an addition in mitzva observance. Many of these people
merited to receive incredible responses through the Igros Kodesh.
this special day of inspiration, thousands of souls were ignited
and brought closer to their Father in Heaven by means of good
resolutions to hasten the Redemption immediately.