Some politicians in Israel think that by conceding land to the Arabs, lasting peace will be obtained.
There are well-meaning Jewish parents in the United States who think that by tampering with the purity of their children’s chinuch they can set them up for success later in life.
In the age of the “liberated” woman, questions of what role she plays in society and how to merge classic Jewish values with the reality of the modern world become ever-present.
Many people wonder how it’s possible to train young people away from violence and restore a peaceful society for all people in the world.
As Lubavitchers, we know how the Rebbe addressed each of these issues, offering the Torah view with utmost clarity and illuminating our worldview in countless sichos, maamorim, and letters.
The Rebbe explained that we live at a most pivotal moment in history. A time of unprecedented opportunity and limitless potential. Each of these issues, when approached correctly, could reveal something so much greater that lies just beneath the surface.
But could there be a binding thread between all these points?
What is the driving force behind everything we do today, and what makes our time so unique?
In a new series of articles launched this month in the popular Derher Magazine, a first-time attempt at getting to the core of each of these issues is explored.
In his “inaugural” maamar of Bosi L’gani 68 years ago, the Rebbe laid out his plan for the coming decades and where he intends to focus all of his efforts:
To finally and completely bring the shechina back down to earth and reveal the geula shleima.
Since then, at every major junction in the Rebbe’s leadership, and through every major campaign or initiative, the theme of bringing the geula lies right at the heart of it all.
Whether it was the founding of N’shei Chabad women’s organization in 1952, the Rebbe’s insistence on the importance of one single mitzvah in the mivtzoim campaigns of the 1970s, or the call to establish Chabad Houses in every corner of the globe, the theme of bringing the geula is always front and center.
“We hope this new series will bring more awareness to the importance of bringing the geula,” says Rabbi Yossi Kamman, director of the Derher Magazine. “The Rebbe said that by studying this subject we hasten Moshiach’s coming. It is especially apropos that the column was launched just before Yud Shevat. After all, this is what the Dor Hashvi’i is all about!”
To read the first two articles in this series click here.
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