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Beis Moshiach (USPS 012-542) ISSN 1082-0272is published weekly, except Jewish holidays(only once in April and October) or $160.00 inCrown Heights. USA $180.00. All other places or$195.00 per year (45 issues), by Beis Moshiach,744 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213-3409.Periodicals postage paid at Brooklyn, NY andadditional ofces. Postmaster: send addresschanges to Beis Moshiach 744 Eastern Parkway,Brooklyn, NY 11213-3409. Copyright 2012 byBeis Moshiach, Inc.Beis Moshiach is not responsible or the contentand Kashruth o the advertisements.
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STEPPING OUT OF THESTATUS QUO OF EXILE
When one is physically stuck in a place,somewhere he should not be, and not movingforward, then – notwithstanding his greatprogress within that place, advancing withinthat space, that realm – he is still in Mitzrayim! *If you’re stuck in a rut, know that it is Mitzrayim,and it is necessary to leave Mitzrayim and journey onward, until you arrive at YardenYericho, an allusion to “morach va’da’in – he[Moshiach] smells and renders judgment.”
Translated by Boruch Merkur
SO MANY JOURNEYS OUTOF A SINGLE MITZRAYIM
 Likkutei Torah
points out adifficulty in understanding the verse, “’These are the journeysof the Jewish people, who leftthe Land of Mitzrayim, etc.’– ‘journeys’ in the plural. Forit would seem that the Jewishpeople’s exodus from Mitzrayim was a single journey, the journeyfrom Ramses to Sukkos, whereasthe rest of the journeys no longerconstitute ‘leaving the Land of Mitzrayim.’ Why then does it say‘journeys’ in the plural?”The Alter Rebbe, authorof 
 Likkutei Torah
, goes on toexplain that all the journeysalong the way were consideredan exodus from Mitzrayim sincethey had not yet arrived at theirfinal destination; it wasn’t untilthey arrived at Yarden Yericho,the entrance into the HolyLand, that their journey fromMitzrayim was complete.To elaborate: The conceptof Mitzrayim can be discussedat various levels. There is, forexample, Mitzrayim that conveysevil, as well as a representationof Mitzrayim in the realm of holiness. [But in general] whenone is physically stuck in aplace, somewhere he should not be, and not moving forward,then – notwithstanding hisgreat progress within that place,advancing within that space, thatrealm – he is still in Mitzrayim![It is perhaps more clear how this concept applies to the realmof evil. For so long as one iscaught up in evil, even were he tomove forward within that realm,he remains in a state of darkness.The innovation here is morepronounced with regard to theparallel concept of Mitzrayim,the concept of Mitzrayim as itappears in the realm of holiness.Progress there, prior to arrivingat one’s destination, fulfillingthe mission with which one ischarged, is still called Mitzrayim.It is still seen as an incomplete journey, still in the midst of the initial stage of leaving“Mitzrayim,” which meanslimitation, confinement.]This point is expressed by theold adage about a clock: it goeson and on but never moves fromits spot…It says in T’hillim, “dayshave been formed and not oneof them is [in] his [power,the person’s power, to add ordiminish from the allotment of days].” G-d grants individuals apredetermined number of daysand does not vary by adding asingle day to that allotment or by negating a single day, andone must accomplish somethingevery day he is granted.Thus, it is vital to know that inasmuch as one does notachieve anything, or in theevent that he merely holds on tothe status quo – that does notsuffice; more must be done. If you’re stuck in a rut, know that itis Mitzrayim, and it is necessaryto leave Mitzrayim and journeyonward, until you arrive at Yarden Yericho, [here the word“Yericho – Jericho” serves as]an allusion to “
morach va’da’in
 – he [Moshiach] smells andrenders judgment” [“for with the wisdom of the Alm-ghty, whichis within him, he shall know and understand who is innocentand who is guilty” ––Rashion Yeshayahu 11:3] with the
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1 Menachem-Av 5772
D’var Malchus
 
imminent coming of MoshiachTzidkeinu.
WHEN YOU KNOWWHERE YOU’RE GOING,WHY DELAY?
 We shall indeed arrive atour destination, eventually.That being the case, when youknow you are certainly goingto get somewhere, why botherdawdling on the way? Thenature of a person is that whenhe knows he is going somewherein particular, he does not want togo off on a tangent of wandering,further subjecting himself to theexertions of travel. He doesn’t want to spend so much time
onthe way
to where he’s going; he wants to get to his destination asquickly as possible.This is particularly the case when one makes an assessmenthow this applies not just tohimself personally but to allthe Jewish people, insofar as“Jews are guarantors one for theother.” Certainly on this basis,he would not want to delay the journey of all the Jewish peoplethe slightest bit; he would beconcerned to speed it up asmuch as possible.Especially knowing the rulingof Rambam that the world isin a state of equilibrium, and asingle action can tilt the scalesof the world’s judgment to theside of favor. Then this personalassessment is not only in orderto
speed up
the redemption butit is possible that by a singleaction he brings the redemption
immediately
. Therefore, certainlya Jew should act without delay.He should leave Mitzrayimand arrive at the destination, Yarden Yericho [approaching theentranceway to the Holy Land with the coming of MoshiachTzidkeinu].
(From the address of Shabbos Parshas Mattos, Mevarchim HaChodesh Menachem Av 5714,bilti muga)
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