After reading the Op-Ed titled “Will It Just Remain a Dream,” Brocha Lipszyc, Shlucha at Chabad of Oyster Bay, is reminded how 26 long years have passed, and the Geulah has yet to come. She points out “there is something major that the Rebbe had clearly stated that has not been done.”
by Brocha Lipszyc – Town of Oyster Bay Chabad
Just reading this post , reminding us that 26 long years have already passed since that fateful chaf zayin Adar, brings forth tremendous emotion and pain – as who could believe that we are still here today, with the complete revelation of the geulah shleima nary in sight!!!
You write “11 months prior to the Rebbe’s stroke, the Rebbe empowered us to do all we can to bring this Golus to an end. Since that Sicha, there hasn’t been a single idea which was left undone.”
Yet in truth, there is something major that the Rebbe had clearly stated in his last sichos is the final avodah that will bring about the geulah shleima – yet it shocks 26 years later, when I point this out to people, they are totally shocked to see it in black and white, yet nobody knows about this!!!
What avoda am I talking about that has not been done – or rather, has barely been done, as I am already actively teaching this avoda to N’shei Chabad around the universe – one neshama at a time – and now I recognise that it’s time to share this with every single Jewish woman in the universe – not just those that I have been zoche to come in contact with and teach them the ropes.
The Avoda of the embodiment of the deeper truth of Malchus for all Nshei Ubnos Yisroel – which the Rebbe refers to in the Yud Shvat sicha Shabbas Parshas Bo, Vav Shvat, and Beshalach Yud Gimmel Shvat , Taf Shin Nun Beis!!!
There the Rebbe says “….Now while this was true about Jewish women of all generations, the learning of Torah and chassidus is most essential for women today, due their specific relation to the redemption, particularly in the realm of their superiority over the masculine!.”
So the Rebbe is telling us that there is something that the woman have which gives them superiority over the masculine, which is why the women must learn Toras Chassidus in our generation, more than the men! Because it’s what were going to uncover, through our learning , that will reveal what exactly we need to do to bring about the geulah, b’poel mamash!
The Rebbe continues: For our sages have declared that just as “in the merit of the Righteous Women of that generation, the Jews were redeemed from Egypt”, so too is this true for the future redemption, of which it is said, “it will be like the days that you went out of Egypt, I will show you wonders!”
For then too, the final redemption will be in the merit of the righteous women of that generation, as it says: “and the generations will not be redeemed except through the merit of the righteous women in that generation (of geulah)”
Further on, the Rebbe says “…We can add, that the superiority of the women is emphasized in not only bringing the geulah, but also, and most importantly, in the redemption (process) itself, like is known and expounded on in sifrei Kaballah that in a future era, the superiority of the sefirah of malchut will be revealed – in regards to receiver, woman – in that her source is higher than all the attributes – giver, man – like it says, “the feminine will transcend the masculine” “A woman of valor is the crown of her husband.”
Again, here the Rebbe is telling us that there is something about the redemption process itself – the revelation of the superiority of malchus, the feminine dimension – that is going to be part of the redemption process itself!
In other words, when the truth about malchus is revealed and put into practice, that itself is the redemption process!!!
Further on, the Rebbe explains what that truth is – “…..And thus, according to the content of Basi Legani, where it says that Hashem is inviting us to His garden…the whole purpose of creation is to make a home for G-d here in the lowest realms, through the efforts of the Congregation of Israel. …And in this task, we find superiority of the women, just as it was with our Imahos, Matriarchs; it was specifically our Matriarchs who had the power to refine (clarify) the worldly matters more than the Patriarchs, whose main avoda/service was of otherworldly matters, for women are more involved in the (physicality) of the world.
Footnote 31 – the reason for this is that the root of the Matriarchs is higher than the Patriarchs, in the way of “the end of the deed begins with the original thought”, as will be revealed in the future, that the “feminine will encompass the masculine”, and “ a woman of valor is the crown of her husband”.
Here the Rebbe is telling us clearly that in truth gashmius is higher than ruchnius (lights of tohu higher than the lights of tikkun), therefore, because women are more connected to gashmius than the men – that’s why they will be the ones who will be able to finalise the avoda of making this world a dirah b’tachtonim – because the tachtonim is the gashmius of the world!
Here are the Rebbe’s words “So because we are actually the last generation of exile (and the first generation of redemption) ,it will be the women who will complete the job of making this world a home for G-d , where souls will be in bodies, in this physical world, for here will be the revelation of the Essence of the Shechina, a home for The blessed in the lowest realm, with the geulah shlieima in its truth and completion.”
And lest anyone not be clear on the fact that the women taking gashmius to the next level (the revelation of the deeper truth of malchus) is the final piece needed to bring about the geulah shleima, the Rebbe said it quite loud and clear in the sicha of Chaf Beis Shvat Taf Shin Nun Beis!!!
Shabbos Parshas Yisro, Chaf Shvat and Leil V’yom Beis Parshas Mishpatim, Chaf Beis Shvat Taf Shin Nun Beis
Ois Yud Beis: (in regards to) the superiority of Nshei Ubnos Yisroel, when it comes to the Avoda of making a dirah “lo” yisbarech bitachtonim, which is the unifying of 10 and 11 – revealing Atzmus , which is above 10 and 11- requires that we need to first understand an additional explanation regarding what we said above, about the making of dirah b’tahtonim:
The Rebbe is saying here that the women have the koach more than the men to finalize the avoda of making this world a Dira B’tachtonim , for the final avoda requires revealing Atzmus, the highest level of Hashem! Atzmus is the level of the Oneness of Hashem, Hashem before creation, when there was no separation between upper and lower, ruchnius and gashmius etc. Atzmus is found in the gashmius, rather than the ruchnius.
Now the explains why bedavka the women :
Being that Chazal use the lashon of “Dirah B’tachtonim”, it is understood that we need to recognize the comparison to a person’s home in the physical world which evolved from this inyan of dwelling place from above.
We plainly recognize that even though a home could technically just be a designated place that a person could reside in, (very simple and basic) nonetheless, the completion of the home is when it is a beautiful home, with beautiful furnishings etc. until it has the three things that give harchavas hada’as to a person: A beautiful home, pleasant wife, and beautiful furnishings. (lashon na’eh)
So when it comes to a dwelling, then on a basic level, there are two inyanim:
1. The dwelling is nullified completely to the person that lives there. Meaning that all the details of the home serve him well, and in all the details, the whole existence of the one that dwells in it is expressed.
2. The beautiful Dirah gives harchavas Hada’as to the person.
The completion of the Dirah B’tachtonim is davka when it is a Dirah Naeh –a beautiful home, with beautiful furnishings, which allows for the Yid to conduct himself in a pleasant way (and like is befitting Knesses Yisrael, an Isha Naeh).
Here the Rebbe is saying that Harchava B’gashmius is the ultimate goal in completing the avoda of Dirah B’tachtonim, because it gives Harchavas Hada’as!
Like it says, to add to this, that when we make from the lowest world a dwelling for Hashem, according to the proper way, it needs to be beautiful, for according to halacha,”Everything that is “Lshem Hakel Hatov” should be from the pleasant and the good; so if one builds a shul, it should be even nicer than his house. Because “Ze Keili V’anvehu -This is my G-d and I will adorn Him”.. , we make our mitzvoth beautiful before Hasehm, ie. we , make a beautiful sukkah, have a beautiful esrog etc., and through this, it is understood that this mandate includes all the work of making this world a dwelling place for Hashem, for everything (not only mitzvoth) has to be in the way of a “beautiful home”. Everything has to be beautiful and pleasant (b’gashmius ) and thiusis not only connected with the completion of the tachton, but it affects the Harchavas Hada’as of Adam Elyon Kaviyachol!!
Here the Rebbe is saying that it is not only the mitzvoth that we need to use the best of gashmius for, but all the work necessary for making this world a dwelling plae for Hashem must be harchavdik b’gashmius! (and in this particular sicha, the Rebbe introduces us to beautiful homes, beautiful furnishings, beautiful women being the avoda of finalising the dirah b’tachtonim!)
And then the the Rebbe takes it further, in stating that not only when we have harchavas hada’s, do we finalise the avoda of dirah b’tachtonim, but even more than that, our harchavas hada’as b’gashmius affects the Harchavas Hada’as of Adam Elyon, Kaviyachol!!!
Ois Yud Gimmel. This is explained as follows: The completion of the unification of 10 and 11 which is done through our deeds and work – purifying our thought speech and action in completion, brings the revelation of chaf besi shvat, which demands investing in new avoda that has never been done before!!!….and therefore, it will bring the geualah amitis v’shashleima!
Here is a clear source that the Rebbitzens Histalkus brought forth the new Avoda that the women will do ,which will finally bring the world to completion! And please note, it says New avoda. So it can’t be that women bring geulah simpy through cooking and cleaning – this is something we’ve done for thousands of years, while the Rebbe says that it is something new that we will do!
….when there will be the completion of the concept Dirah Lo Yisborech in the physical world -the revelation of infinite light in this gashmiushdike world – when 10 and 11 become unified as one (level of revealing atzmus), is dependent on this avoda being done for the duration of the length of galus!
Here the Rebbe is saying that the completion of the Avoda to make this world a Dirah B’tachtonim requires revealing the Atzmus of Hashem, which is in the gashmius, not ruchnius. And the chiddush here is that the avoda of revealing the Atzmus is to be done while we are still in galus!!!
(in this new avoda), the goal is not just to reveal the levels of Elokus that are in relation to the world – that’s recognizable in this world, but also Elokus that is not relatable to worldly reality. Till is revealed the Atzmus and mehus, ….till the world and Hashem Himself becomes one – ……for through the avoda of making a dirah b’tachtonim, is fulfilled the pleasure and yearning in the Atzmus Itself, Kaviyahchol !!…
As stated above, when we have physical pleasure down here, it fulfills , kaviyachol, the ta’avah for pleasure in Atzmus itself!!!!
And the chiddush here is that …. (besides for ) the renewal in the realm of the created , (where the) main avoda is in transforming the gashmius in the lower world so they could be proper keilim to reveal Elokus (thus revealing the hidden light of Hashem in them), for example, making teffilin from physical Klaff, and tzitzis from physical wool etc….the new avoda is that we need to take it further, and build a beautiful home have beautiful furnishings etc., for these things give harchavas hada’as to a person, as explained above!!!!
Note, the Rebbe is clearly saying here that the new avoda requires that we take the inyan of using gashmius, to the next level!!! Its not enough to use gashmius for mitzvoth, now we need to use it for harchavas hada’as bgashmi!!!
Ois Yud Daled :Through this , we can understand that relevance between what was said above and the Nshei Ubnos Yisrael….Because we see that when it comes to the home …the main decor and beauty of the home and furnishings, whether in gashmius or ruchnius, is dependent on the woman, the Akeres Habayis. As is known, the concept of beauty and the talent to make it beautiful is specifically the realm of the woman. ( Isha Naeh, Kallah Naeh Vachasuda..Till, “Ein Isha Elah L‘Yofi) It begins with beauty in ruchniyus,and from there evolves beauty in gashmius”!!!
Here the Rebbe is clearly telling us that is because the women are most invested in the gashmiusdike decor and beauty of their homes etc. for their essence is more connected to beauty and pleasure etc., that’s why it is that they will be the ones to do the final work in bringing about the geulah shleima! It begins with them working on being beautiful b’ruchnius (beautiful middos?), and the outcome is that it evolves to their avoda in beauty b’gashmius!!
And we could say here that this avoda evolved from the avoda of the making this world a dirah b’tachtonim, and (now this aspect) of the avoda of beautiful home and beautiful furnishings is greatly dependant on Nshei Ubnos Yisrael!
Footnote 96 – through this we derive the connection between …..“Ishah Naeh” and Dira Naeh , and Keilim Naim” – the three things that broaden the mind of man, because through a woman, that her inyan in Naeh”, there comes forth a beautiful home and furnishings.
…And this is meramez (hinted) in the name Chaya Mushkah – which is about chayus and the smell of b’samim. As in order for it to be a pleasant home, there has to be Chayus in the home – a leibedike shtub. And even more than that , there should sensed the scent of spices – a good and pleasant smell., whether in ruchnius or in gashmius – because it adds more to the pleasantness of the home… And this is more sensed on Shabbos, because the inyan of Shabbos is Oneg Shabbos.
…so accordingly, we could say that the addition of Chaf Beis Shvat is that through making a dirah na’eh – a beautiful home which is marchiv that da’as of a person which makes it even more emphasized the oneness of the 10 and 11 – Atzmus, so that the dirah in the tachtonim creates and renews a renewed harchava above, Kaviyachul.
Here the Rebbe is again saying that the histalkus of the Rebbitzen brought forth the new avoda for women, the avoda of taking gashmius to the next level – and the chiddush here is that not only does harchava b’gashmius give harchavas hada’as to man and help him feel more geulahdik, so it is completing the work of dirah b’tachtonim, but it brings a renewed Harchava to the higher realms!! Our gashmiusdike pleasure affects the pleasure felt in the higher realms!!
And from this we have the lesson for nshei ubnos Yiroel, and particularly the shluchos who gathered here from all corners of the world for the knus…– for although all of Bnei Yisroel have shlichus from Hashem to make for Him a dirah b’tachtoime, nonetheless, it is the Nsehi Ubnos Yisroel that have a exclusive shlichus to make a Dirah Naeh, with beautiful furnishings (b’gashmius ub’ruchnius)!!!!
Amazing! The Rebbe is making it very clear here, in case the shluchos feel that they are excluded from this avoda, (perhaps they feel that there are other ways to focus on in bringing Moshiach?), that it is particularly the shluchos that need to focus on this avoda – and of course, it is for all Nshei Ub’nos Yisrael as well!!!
The ikaar is that in this time, the last moments befor the geulah, we need to arouse ourselves and all the women, about the great zechus of bringing the geulah amitis v’hashliem teikef umiyad mamash, that comes through the zechus of nashim tzidkaniyos of our generation (through the above, of making a dirah na’eh, isha na’eh etc.).!!!
So in conclusion, the time is now to finally recognise that there is a very vital avoda that the Rebbe revealed to us 26 years ago, yet we have been asleep at the wheel! Barely anyone has paid attention to this!!!
True, it’s not so simple, there is an art to revealing the Atzmus of Hashem in the gashmius – it’s not like we could just go splurging on gashmius and the geulah will come – far from it – and this art is precisely what I have uncovered 1 and a half years ago, and developed a course on the chassidus and practical application of this most essential and holy avoda that has been entrusted to Nshei Ubnos Chabad to bring about the final geulah shleima b’karov mamash. I have already launched global support groups for woman to help each other connect to this avoda and learn how to practically apply it to their daily lives – the next project is going to be the malchus miracles app, where everyone gets to share the miracles that come about due to doing this awesome avoda!
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