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This was after the extraordinary emphasis the Rebbe gave to publicizing the coming of the Moshiach and the final redemption in a Sicha on 27 Nissan 5751.
A group of women went on Mivtzoim to in shopping malls in Brooklyn to promote kashrus in coordination with Lubavitch Youth Organization (Tzach).
Upon their return, they wrote the Rebbe a report of their activity and included a photo their booth adorned with a hand-written slogan “Longing for Moshiach will bring him here today.”
The Rebbe replied with a small note, comprising of three words in both Hebrew and English: “Instead Today – Sooner.”
And now we are left wondering did the Rebbe mean that Moshiach can come sooner then just today or that saying that Moshiach will come today could not be a promise but rather a hope?