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Shabbos Parshas Naso

15th Day Of Sivan, 5749

The Address To The Graduates Of Bais Rivkah

Shabbos Parshas Behaalos'cha

Shabbos Parshas Shelach

3rd Day Of Tammuz, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Korach

Shabbos Parshas Chukas-Balak

13th Day Of Tammuz, 5749

Yechidus

15th Day Of Tammuz, 5749

17th Of Tammuz, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Pinchas

Shabbos Parshas Matos-Masei

Rosh Chodesh Menachem-Av, 5749

Night After Rosh Chodesh Menachem-Av, 5749

The Night Following The 2nd Of Menachem-Av

The Third Of Menachem-Av, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Devarim, Shabbos Chazon

The Night Following The 5th Of Menachem-Av, 5749

The Night Preceding The 7th Of Menachem-Av, 5749

Eve Of Erev Tishah Beav, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Vaes'chanan, Shabbos Nachamu

Eve Of 15th Of Menachem-Av, 5749

Night Following The 15th Of Menachem-Av, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Eikev

Eve Of The 20th Of Menachem-Av, 5749

Address To The Children Of Camp Gan Israel

Address To Camp Gan Israel (Montreal)

A Message To Children From The Day Camps

23rd Day Of Menachem-Av, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Re'eh, Shabbos Mevorchim Elul

26th Day Of Menachem-Av, 5749

Address To Tzivos Hashem

Eve Of The 1st Day Of Rosh Chodesh Elul, 5749

Eve Of The Second Day Of Rosh Chodesh Elul, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Shoftim

The Challenge Of The Sea

3rd Day Of Elul, 5749

7th Day Of Elul, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Seitzei

10th Day Of Elul, 5749

Eve Of The 13th Of Elul, 5749

Eve After The 13th Of Elul, 5749

Eve Of The 15th Of Elul, 5749

Shabbos Parshas Savo

18th Day Of Elul

Night Following The 18th Of Elul, 5749

Eve Of The 22nd Of Elul, 5749

Shabbos Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Eve Of The 25th Of Elul, 5749

Eve Of The Third Day Of Selichos, 5749

Night Following The 3rd Day Of Selichos

Address To N'shei Ubnos Chabad

Erev Rosh Hashanah, 5750

Blessing Recited By The Rebbe Shlita After Receiving The Pan Klalli

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23rd Day Of Menachem-Av, 5749

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We are at the beginning of the eve of Shabbos Mevorchim Elul, the Shabbos on which the month of Elul is blessed. Elul is a month of general significance, a month where one takes stock of one's service throughout the previous year and prepares for the coming year, ", which will be a year of miracles.

The name Elul serves as an acronym for the Hebrew words Ani Ledodi V'dodi Li -- "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine." This verse implies that the first stage is service on the part of the Jews -- "I am my Beloved's." This awakens a response -- "My Beloved is mine" from G-d. The increases one makes in the service of "I am my Beloved's" will cause even greater increases in "My Beloved is mine" for the awakening from above reflects the awakening from below. Accordingly, it is proper to use Shabbos Mevorchim (and the hours preceding it) in the most fruitful way possible.

This is particularly true since it is past the 15th of Av when it is appropriate to begin an increase in Torah study which brings about an increase in life, i.e. a Jew's entire service (not one aspect of his Torah study or performance of mitzvos, but rather his service as a whole) is increased.

Added importance comes because in the coming year, Rosh HaShanah falls on Shabbos.[172] Shabbos is connected with the World to Come, "the era which is only Shabbos and rest forever." In particular, a point of connection to the Messianic Age can be seen in the present Shabbos, Parshas Re'eh whose Torah reading begins, "See that I am giving you." This alludes to the Messianic Age when Torah will be studied through sight, "Your eyes will behold your Teacher."

The above is particularly true since the gathering will be concluded by distributing money to be given to tzedakah -- each person acting as a shliach and also adding from his own funds -- in a manner of "Tzion will be redeemed through judgment and those who return to her through tzedakah," bringing closer the Messianic redemption.

   

Notes:

  1. (Back to text) The first day of Rosh HaShanah is Shabbos. The first day is most important since when Mashiach comes -- and surely he will come before Rosh HaShanah -- the first day will be celebrated as stated in the Torah. It is questionable, however, if the second day, instituted as a Rabbinic decree, will be celebrated in that era.


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