An overflow crowd of 300 women joined a “Unity Farbrengen” on Sunday, 4 Tammuz at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights. The farbrengen was a “warm-up” for the days of 12-13 Tammuz, days of the liberation of the Previous Rebbe.
Guest speaker Rabbi Reuven Wolf of Los Angeles recounted that last November, unlike previous administrations, President Donald Trump boldly refused to sign the waiver delaying the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
The date was November 3, which on the Hebrew calendar was the 14th of Kislev, the Rebbe’s wedding anniversary. However, President Trump did not make this decision public until December 7, which just happens to be one of the most important dates in Chabad history, the 19th of Kislev, the Rosh Hashanah of Chassidus.
President Trump arrived in Singapore the night of June 10 to do what many thought impossible: to make peace with the dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-un.
Rabbi Wolf looked up the Hebrew date and found that it was the eve of the 28th of Sivan, the day the Rebbe came to America. The President’s first meeting with Mr. Jong-un was the next day, the 28th of Sivan. Mere coincidence or is the Rebbe “pulling the strings”? he asked.
Back in April, President Trump rallied France, Britain and Germany to bomb chemical sites in Syria that manufacture poison gas, a deadly agent prohibited in warfare.
Rabbi Wolf said the Hebrew date of the bombing was the 28th of Nissan (“Chof Ches Nissan”), the anniversary of one of the Rebbe’s most remarkable talks, urging the Jewish people to “do all that you can” to bring Moshiach.
The bombs struck eight times, and Rabbi Wolf reminded the audience that the Jewish people read Parshas Shemini eight times this year. He repeated what the Rebbe said, –that reading Parshas Shemini eight times foretells a “fatty” or abundantly good year.
Rabbi Wolf stated that it is Hashem working through President Trump that is making things happen. He points out that the Electoral College voted in President Trump when he was 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old in the year 5777.
Rabbi Wolf also clarified an important concept relevant to the final Redemption: how the lowest of the low will become in tune with the will of G-d.
“What is the lowest, the most distant from kedusha, that which is the most coarse, becomes synchronized with the Abishter’s razon, –not refined, not elevated, but in its lowliness it does what G-d wants,” Rabbi Wolf says
Rabbi Wolf confided that he himself had struggled with the Rebbe’s prophecy of Redemption. “Do you see a flag on me? Am I wearing ‘Yechi’?” asked Rabbi Wolf, disclaiming to be a fanatic.
In recent years, he looked into the Rebbe’s talks in the years of 1991-92. These talks opened his eyes to the power of the Rebbe and the truth of everything the Rebbe says.
VIDEO: Full speech
The Geulah Generation women’s organization hosted the evening, which included a delicious, elegant buffet. After Rabbi Wolf’s talk, the women danced to live, joyous music by Suri Levilev.
Shoshana Bander chaired the evening and reminded the woman of their special role in bringing the Redemption.
“We are a reincarnation of those who left Egypt,” she said quoting the Arizal. She said that, just as in Egypt, Jewish women today have unique qualities that are needed at this time, and they must use them. “We got it done once, and the Rebbe’s counting on us to do it again.”