By COLlive reporter
A chassidic discourse that was delivered over 180 years ago is being published this week for the first time – an occasion many Chabad chassidim see as timely.
The maamar from Rabbi Dovber Schneuri, the second leader of the Chabad Lubavitch movement known as the Mitteler Rebbe, disusses Israel and the final redemption.
Said in the Jewish community of Sklou, a town in the Mogilev district of Belarus, it is based on the prayer before the morning Shema that asks Hashem to “speedily lead us upright to our land.”
An undated handwritten transcript of the maamar was found in the Schneerson Library, temporarily placed by Russian authorities at the Jewish History Museum in Moscow.
The editorial team at the Lahak publishing organization had it typed up. Rabbi Elie Matusof and Rabbi Gavriel Schapiro added footnotes and references.
This week, the Shabbos before the fast day of Tishah B’Av, is called Shabbos Chazon after the Haftorah that is read from the prophet Yeshayahu and his vision of the redemption.