Rising up to the Redemption

Shabbos of the 17th of Tammuz 1991 fell out on Parshas Balak, containing the wondrous blessings of the gentile prophet, Bilaam. Although he meant to curse the Jewish people, Hashem put words in his mouth about the Redemption of the Jewish people instead. The blessings of Bilaam form the basis of the laws of Moshiach in the Rambam. Because of the luminous nature of these blessings, the Rebbe tells us that Parshas Balak can never fall out during the three weeks, historically a time of suffering for the Jewish people. Further, the redemption of the Previous Rebbe 12-13 Tammuz turned over this month to a time of Geulah. The Previous Rebbe said his liberation impacted every Jew. His coming to Ame

Yud Beis / Yud Gimmel Tammuz and the True and Complete Redemption

בס’’ד The miraculous events which brought about the Frierdiker Rebbe’s release from prison are important for every Jew. The Rebbe said, “It was not myself alone that Hashem redeemed on the 12th of Tammuz, but also all those who cherish our Holy Torah, perform the Mitzvos, and even those who simply bear the name, ‘Jew.’” Here the Previous Rebbe reveals that he is the nasi, the leader of the generation, the leader of all the Jewish people, and by implication, so were the Lubavitcher Rabbeim before him and the Rebbe MhM after him. What happens to the nasi has consequences for every Jew. The Frierdiker Rebbe’s fight against the forces that threatened to erase Torah and mitzvos can arouse the de

Dvar Malchus on Gimmel Tammuz and Parshas Korach – 5751

In parshas Korach, the Rebbe explains that Gimmel Tammuz was the beginning of the redemption. While this alludes to the redemption of Yud Beis/Yud Gimmel Tammuz which is the release of the Frierdiker Rebbe from prison, the Rebbe connects this redemption to the final redemption. How is Gimmel Tammuz the beginning of the final redemption? The Rebbe explains that the redemption happens in stages. This is mirrored by the series of events connected to the Frierdiker Rebbe’s imprisonment on the 15th of Sivan, leading up to the miraculous commuting of his death sentence on Gimmel Tammuz, and finally, to his ultimate release from prison. This miraculous release, however, was not a complete redemptio

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In loving memory of Moshe Gershon Ben Yosef, Shoshana bat Leon, Hana bat Esther, Yael Sultana bat Shlomo Yiyeh.