“When the world claims [what was said regarding Yaakov Avinu] that “they eulogized him and they embalmed him” – it is necessary to explicitly state the true reality according to the Torah….” In accordance with this directive of the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita (Hisvaduyos 5747, Vol. 2, p. 209), we hereby present the Torah foundation for the intense belief of many thousands of Jews that the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita is alive and enduring, as a soul in a physical body with uninterrupted eternal life, without any changes whatsoever, G-d forbid. As per the Psak din of the Rabbanim (that was given into his holy hands – on the 11th of Nissan 5752), “Hashem’s oath is placed upon him, that his candle shall never be extinguished, and he is to live an eternal life as a soul in a body.
Even when the world asserts that its version of reality is the true one, we must know that not one word of the Rebbe’s words will remain unfulfilled, as in the saying “Moshe does not say anything of his own, only that which he hears from Hashem.”
This booklet has been arranged in chapters to make it easier for the reader to follow. We have made an effort in this booklet to cite the main points and to arrange them in a structured way to presents the foundations of the belief step by step:
1. Belief: Torah is the yardstick with which we measure belief.
2. A test of faith: We must stand with firm belief in the reality of Torah, even when the physical reality seems to be contradictory.
3. Nossi Hador: A Nossi Hador is clothed in a body of flesh and blood in this physical world.
4. Nossi Doreinu – Forever!: Nossi Doreinu – his soul will eternally be in his body.
5. Melech HaMoshiach: Is clothed in a body of flesh and blood in this physical world.
6. Publicity: Publicizing the view of Torah with conviction, clearly and openly, since it is the truth.
Appendix: Various personal responses from the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita in the latest years that illustrate how the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita strongly encourages any activities to hasten the Redemption especially publicizing that he is Moshiach.
A portion of the sources quoted were not directly related to the topic of discussion, but were included as they shed more light on the subject and teach important lessons.
In this translation we have made an attempt to translate the Sichos in the most literal manner, as faithful to the actual wording of the Rebbe as possible. The purpose of this booklet is to know precisely what the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach says, without interpretations.
Explanatory notes of the translator have been limited to required background to facilitate understanding the context of the passage quoted. These explanations appear in a smaller text either underneath the Sichos as a note, or within the Sichos in brackets.
It is preferable to learn the cited sources in the context of the complete Sicha, to have a fuller understanding and appreciation of what the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita is saying.
It should be noted that, as in all translations, despite the effort of the translator and editors, the possibility of inadvertent error exists. For this, the translator and editors accept full responsibility.
There is a famous story concerning one of the more prominent misnagdim of the past:
A short while after the Baal Shem Tov passed away, this misnaged became a Chassid. He later explained that this came as a result of a dream that he had, in which the Baal Shem Tov revealed himself. In the dream the Baal Shem Tov asked him: “Why do you not fulfill what the posuk says, ‘and you shall seek out, and investigate, and inquire well etc.’?” When he awoke, totally shaken by the severity of the matter, he decided right then and there to examine and investigate the matter. It is self understood that it did not take long until he discovered the truth.
On this note we turn to you, the readers, to approach the matter with the proper seriousness, to examine and investigate it, being that it is the essence of the Hiskashrus to the Tree of Life – the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita.
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The period we are going through is only a test. The Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita says that a test has no reality in this physical world and by not being intimidated by it, the truth becomes revealed! As the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita says (Likkutei Sichos, Vol. 4, p. 1040), “Every obscuring and concealment has a purpose – and the purpose is, to make use of the concealment. Not only that we should not be intimidated by it, but on the contrary, the obscuring should affect a an additional strengthening, in the study and dissemination of Chassidus.”
So let us fortify ourselves in our belief, and proclaim to the world that “Moshe is true and his Torah is true” and he is Melech HaMoshiach, and everyone is obligated to adhere to everything he says, since his words have the quality of prophecy.
We must especially publicize the prophecy, which the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach refers to as the “main prophecy,” of “Behold here comes Moshiach.”
The obligation devolves upon each individual to hasten King Moshiach’s revelation, by increasing in Torah and Mitzvos and good deeds, and by studying the concepts of Moshiach and Redemption. This is the “straightforward path” and “the easy and quick [way]” to the Redemption. And understandably, through the acceptance of his kingship by the nation, for “There is no king without a nation,” as it is written, “They will seek out the L-rd their G-d and Dovid their King.” Therefore let us come together with true love and unity to declare as one:
Yechi Adoneinu Moreinu V’Rabbeinu Melech HaMoshiach L’Olam Va’ed! (Long Live Our Master, Teacher and Rebbe, King Moshiach Forever and Ever!)