Congregation Lubavitch - Chabad Jewish Education Center bs"d
Candle Lighting Light Candles
8:07 PM this June 22, 2018
Shabbat Ends 9:18 PM
Parashat
  Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 7 Tammuz 5778
 
The Rebbe
News & Events
Parsha
Magazine
Holidays
Torah Study
Ask The Rabbi
Jewish Calendar
Upcoming Events
Yartzeit
Moshiach
Find a Chabad Center
Audio
Photo Gallery
 
NEWSLETTER
Join our weekly email list
& get all the latest updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Share |
Moshiach in the Parsha - Pekudei

Concealed then Revealed

This week, we complete the second book of the Torah, Shemot. The book concludes with a description of the cloud that descended onto the Mishkan (Tabernacle) which prevented Moses from entering. The Torah portion of the following week, Vayikra, begins with revelation: “G-d called to Moses,” revealing Himself to him.

This concealment followed by revelation is a metaphor for the concealment of G-d during the time of exile. In a person’s own Divine service, a revelation of G-d after a period of concealment is called Teshuvoh. When a person repents of his past misdeeds and returns to G-d, his relationship to G-d is actually stronger than if he had never left.

In fact, for one who does Teshuvoh wholeheartedly, his past misdeeds become Mitzvot, since his sense of lack and distance from G-d gave the impetus for him to seek out G-d with complete Teshuvoh.

The lesson for us is that there is never room for despair. Regardless of how distant we may feel from G-d, He is waiting for us to approach Him with complete Teshuvoh. In proportion to the concealment of our time, will be the ultimate revelation with Moshiach.

In the past, the generations were perhaps more spiritually advanced than we are, but they were still far from Redemption. Our generation is the closest to Redemption, and the great revelation will come following the concealment that we have already experienced. Take heart and prepare for the great light of Redemption that will soon be revealed.

(Likutei Sichos, vol. 1, p. 202-203)

   
 

About us | Donate | Contact us | The Rebbe | News | Parsha | Magazine | Holidays | Torah Study
Questions & Answers | Audio

A Project of Congregation Lubavitch - Chabad Jewish Education Center
100 Woodcliff Road, Brookline, Massachusetts 02467
Tel: (617) 469-5000 Fax: (617) 469-0089
Email: rabbiliberman@gmail.com
Rabbi Rachmiel Liberman, Executive Director

Powered by ChabadNJ.org © 2013 All rights reserved.