SHOULD WEREFRAIN FROM‘WILD tALk’ABOUt tHEREBBE?
A person might come and complain: This is “wildtalk”! You are making claims that are historicallyunprecedented! How will the world react?! *Likewise with regard to the world’s argumentthat “they eulogized and embalmed him.” *Source materials compiled by Rabbi ShlomaMajeski. Translations are in bold. Underlining isthe emphasis of the compiler.
Translated by Boruch Merkur
In the addendum to the
of Shabbos Parshas VaYigash 5747, the Rebbe refersto the sentiment that it is “wildtalk –
” to claim thata new era has begun, a new eranecessitating that all the Jewishpeople prepare themselves forthe imminent redemption –“
imdu hachen kulchim
– all of you, get ready” to build the BeisHaMikdash with the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu:
At first glance, a personmight come and complain: Thisis “wild talk”! You are makingclaims that are historicallyunprecedented! How will the world react to these thingsbeing said all of a sudden?!It is, therefore, firstand foremost necessary toknow that one should not beaffected by the world [i.e., bya perceived public reaction];he should not be concernedabout what people will say, etc.Rather, since this is the truthaccording to Toras Emes, itshould be stated openly.In fact, today’s globalconsciousness is ready toabsorb this message. It justneeds to be articulated.Likewise with regard to the world’s argument that “theyeulogized and embalmed him.”It is necessary to respondby explicitly stating the factsaccording to Torah. There isno concern about the reaction,etc., because the world is readyto accept the truth.The same applies to think tanks held to determine policyfor the Jewish state: Don’t beaffected, etc. Simply tell themto look it up in the “Bible”(something that is holy evento Gentiles), where they willfind the words of YeshayahuHaNavi (43:21) on the role of the Jewish people: “This nationI have formed for Me (in orderthat)
recount My praise
”! As stated above, the publicis ready to accept these words –the message simply needs to becommunicated. If the messageis said with conviction, if the words come from the heart,then they will surely have thedesired effect, and in a pleasantand peaceful way, withouthaving to negate the opposition(and without the need to wage war). Those who have beeninvolved with this have clearlyseen this positive reception forthemselves.
(From the hashlamoson the sichos of Shabbos Parshas VaYigash 5747)