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Beis Moshiach #610

Beis Moshiach #610

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The international weekly heralding the imminent arrival of Moshiach.
The international weekly heralding the imminent arrival of Moshiach.

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Published by: Boruch Brandon Merkur on Jul 27, 2007
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Beis Moshiach (USPS 012-542) ISSN 1082-0272 is published weekly, except Jewishholidays (only once in April and October) for$140.00 in the USA and in all other places for$150.00 per year (45 issues), by BeisMoshiach, 744 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn,NY 11213-3409. Periodicals postage paid atBrooklyn, NY and additional offices.Postmaster: send address changes to BeisMoshiach 744 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn,NY 11213-3409. Copyright 2007 by BeisMoshiach, Inc.Beis Moshiach is not responsible for thecontent of the advertisements.
USA 
744 Eastern ParkwayBrooklyn, NY 11213-3409Tel: (718) 778-8000Fax: (718) 778-0800admin@beismoshiach.org www.beismoshiach.org
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
M.M. Hendel
ENGLISH EDITOR:
Boruch Merkureditor@beismoshiach.org
HEBREW EDITOR:
Rabbi Sholom Yaakov ChazaneditorH@beismoshiach.org
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STAYING A CHASSID THROUGH TERROR AND DREAD
Chassid | Shneur Zalman Berger
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IN THE MERIT OF THE RIGHTEOUSWOMEN
Feature | Chaya Reinitz
HOW COULD G-D DESTROY THE HOLY TEMPLE? (CONT.)
D’var Malchus | Likkutei Sichos Vol. 29, pg. 9-17
 A DAILY DOSE OF MOSHIACH
Moshiach & Geula
EXPULSION IS DEATH
Shleimus HaAretz | Shai Gefen
 YOU SPOKE? IT WAS THE REBBETALKING!
Story | Avrohom Ber
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SUMMERTIME ON SHLICHUS
Shlichus | Rabbi Yaakov Shmuelevitz
MIVTZAIM TANKS ON THE FRONTLINES
Mivtzaim | Shneur Zalman Berger
WE MEET AGAIN
Feature | Shneur Zalman Levin
THE AFTERMATH
Thought | Rabbi Simon Jacobson
 
[Continued from last week]
6. From the above explanation, a wondrous concept emergesregarding the destruction of the HolyTemple – the First Temple and to aneven greater degree, the SecondTemple.[We learn from the Midrash that]G-d Himself will construct the ThirdHoly Temple, as it says: “‘Aryeicomes’ refers to the Holy OneBlessed Be He, etc. ‘In theastrological sign Aryei’ [referred toin the verse], ‘I will turn theirmourning into joy.’ ‘And build Ariel.’” But the building is notsomething that begins in the Futureto Come. Rather, construction beganimmediately after the destruction of the Temple.Moreover, the entire purpose of the destruction of the Temple is thatG-d should “repair”57the HolyTemple,58so that it should not be asit was before, a “man-madestructure,”59 which has nopermanence,60 but a “structure…of the Holy One Blessed Be He,”59apermanent structure. To that extent,the Holy Temples – the First andSecond Temple – were demolished “in order to repair”and build a renovated Holy Temple, the Third HolyTemple, which is the construction of G-d Himself. Thus,the destruction of the Holy Temples is properly classifiedas “construction,” not destruction and demolition.7. The above explanation sheds light on the story toldin Midrash61that when an Arab (at the time of thedestruction of the Temple) heard a Jew’s “cow bray,”62he told the Jew that the Holy Temple has presently beendestroyed. Immediately thereafter, when “the cow brayedagain”62he told the Jew that “the savior and redeemer of the Jewish people has been born.”62 According to the inner dimension of this matter, itappears that Moshiach was not merely born then,meaning that from the moment following the destructionof the Holy Temple he was merely ready to redeem theJewish people,63that simultaneous with the destructioncame the
preparation, the beginning of and thepotential for
the Redemption.(As the necessity for the latter point is readilyunderstood, as follows. Since when the Jewish peoplerepent, “they are
immediately
redeemed”64– andalthough I am sleeping in exile, my heart is awake for the
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HOWCOULD G-DDESTROY THE HOLY TEMPLE?
Likkutei Sichos Vol. 29, pg. 9-17Translated by Boruch Merkur
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Holy One Blessed Be He65– immediately following thedestruction of the Holy Temple, Moshiach must beprepared [for his mission], in order that there can be theRedemption “immediately” when they repent.66)Rather, a greater statement is being made here.Namely, that there is no delay between the destruction of the Temple and the redemption and the [re]building of the Holy Temple; there is not a moment’s pause betweenthese two events. The
 very moment
following thedestruction of the Temple was the beginning of theRedemption – “their savior was born” – in the physical world below, in the Land of Israel itself. Although ostensibly the Jewish people are highlyconscious of the perceived reality of destruction, for which reason there are laws [of mourning] regardingTisha B’Av and etc., the very point of these laws (fastingand the conduct on the day of Tisha B’Av in particular)is to inspire repentance – as it is phrased in Rambam inthe beginning of the Laws of Fasting, “
This
matter isamong the ways of repentance”67– in order that theRedemption and the building of the Temple should comeabout in actuality68through the repentance and theDivine service of the Jewish people.
[To be continued be”H]NOTES:57See Footnote 54 in the original for a discussion of whetherthe new structure must be better than the one demolished.58For, notwithstanding the fact that the verse, “A lion hasarisen from its thicket,” refers to the First Temple, which wasdestroyed be Nevuchadnetzar, it is said of the Second Temple(although it was lacking in five respects [in comparison to theFirst Temple] ––Yoma 21b), “The glory of this later Temple will be
greater
than the former” (Chagi 2:9; Bava Basra 3a,end ff.), etc. – see Footnote 55 in the original.59 Zohar III 221a and see Zohar I 28a.60To note that also the manner whereby it is “greater” thanthe Second Temple is with respect to its “structure” as well asits “years” (Bava Basra ibid), meaning that it has greaterlongevity. See
 Likkutei Sichos
 Vol. 9 (pg. 27-8 and the notesthere; pg. 62; 67-8), where the point is raised that this is asuperiority in both quality and spirituality.61Eicha Rabba 1:51.62 Wording of the
 Matnas K’huna
ibid.63 Although it says, “the redeemer of the Jewish people was
born
”(and how can it be possible that he [as an infant] will be ready right away to redeem theJewish people?), we find precedence forthis [kind of miracle] before the Flood –that “on the day he was born he helpedhis mother” (B’Reishis Rabba 36:1, VaYikra Rabba 5:1), etc. – see Footnote62 in the original.64Rambam Laws of Repentance 7:5.65 Zohar III 95a. See Shir HaShirim on the verse, “I amasleep, etc.” (Shir HaShirim 2:5).66See the address of Chag HaShavuos 5744, where itexplains that, during the destruction, when the Jewish peoplesaw the destruction of the Temple, etc., it was a veryappropriate and auspicious time for repentance.67Ibid Ch. 5, beg., applies this principle to the four fasts,including Tisha B’Av: “The Jewish people fast, etc., in orderto arouse their hearts and to initiate the ways of repentance.”68[To the extent that the perceived reality will no longer be of destruction and exile but of the true and completeRedemption in all respects.]
The very moment following the destruction of the Temple was thebeginning of the Redemption – “their savior was born” – in the physical worldbelow, in the Land of Israel itself.
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