Tuesday, March 03, 2009

7 Adar--the day of Moshe Rabbeinu

The Redemption is intrinsically related to Moshe as reflected in his wish "Send by the hand of he whom You will send," which our Sages interpret as a request that the person sent to redeem the Jews from the Egyptian exile be the ultimate Redeemer.

This matter is slightly problematic. On one hand, we can assume that G-d fulfilled the request of a tzaddik. On the other hand, Moshe was the one chosen to redeem the Jews from Egypt. This difficulty can be resolved on the basis of the concept, "he was the first redeemer and he will be the ultimate redeemer." Just as Moshe redeemed the Jews from Egypt, he will be the ultimate Redeemer. For the Redeemer will be the Moshe of the generation, in our generation, the Previous Rebbe.

Talk of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, night after 7 Adar 5752



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