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    What Did the Rebbe Mean?

    A note from the Rebbe comprising of just three words written in response to a slogan about Moshiach has people wondering. Full Story

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    write where this came from???
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    write where this came from???
    sooner yes   "today  " await"
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    sooner yes "today " await"

    surly the rebbe meant to say ,we cant promise that longing for moshiach will bring him today, for then the world will come and say the rebbe promised and he did not come. no person in the world ever promised a date, even when moshiach told rebbi yehoshuah ben levi”hayom ” today ” elyahu hanovi explained that what moshiach really went was “if in my voice you will listen” in the 13 principles of faith it’s ” i will await his coming ” even in the prophesy of the rebbe in parshat shoftim the rebbe did not give a “day”… Read more »

    Yes, we are all left wondering...
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    Yes, we are all left wondering...

    Thank G-d for COL and all of life’s answers.

    "Moshiach will be here this year"
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    "Moshiach will be here this year"

    Let’s not distort this and attempt to clarify the Rebbe’s words for him.
    The Rebbe encouraged the singing of the song “Am Yisroel have no fear… ” with the words “Moshiach will be here this year.” So I understand it as that the Rebbe had his reasons for each particular situation and doesn’t need us to philosophize or darshan according to our understanding.

    I think it means...
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    I think it means...

    Longing for Moshiach will bring him here sooner.
    Without consciously longing {Achakeh} it will
    take longer for
    him to come.

    There is no sooner then today
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    There is no sooner then today

    The word sooner has no implication that it is immediate rather it is a relative measurement, saying that compared to x it is sooner and the Rebbe being quite literate and his words chosen meticulously it is hard to assume that the Rebbe was implying that it will be sooner than (just) today since those words don’t imply that at all, therefore leaving us with no other option than the latter.

    THe Rebbe Teaches with Every Penstroke
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    THe Rebbe Teaches with Every Penstroke

    I’m sure many will comment and give commentary, so here’s my understanding for what it’s worth. In the “Ani Maamin” we say “Achake Lo Bchol Yom Sheyavo” which the Rebbe emphasized means “I await his coming all day long.” rather than the common meaning “I await his coming every day.” In other words, perhaps the Rebbe is teaching us that we should not be content with the notion that Moshiach will come Today, i.e. sometime before tomorrow; rather, that he will come even sooner than the end of the day. There were times where at the end of a farbrengen… Read more »

    maybe
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    maybe

    we cant just long we have to take action

    To #4 no means yes and yes means no
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    To #4 no means yes and yes means no

    According to what you are saying words have no meaning.
    I agree that if you don’t feel qualified or capable of analyzing things then you shouldn’t, but don’t impose that upon others who may indeed have the ability and intelect.

    what's the question
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    what's the question

    sufek b’gematria amalek

    BCH
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    BCH

    Just how “krum” does one have to be to be “left wondering” what the Rebbe meant here”? OK, here goes for the slow-minded – the Rebbe instructed them to ALTER the sign to say “sooner” instead of “today”. The sign would then read, “Longing for Moshiach will bring him here sooner.” In other words, the reader was meant to understand that longing for Moshiach will hasten his coming, instead of making a concrete promise or prediction that it would happen “today” as the unedited sign implied.

    To #11 from #7
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    To #11 from #7

    Gut gezogt. Sometimes all it takes is taking a step back and seeing the Rebbe’s practicality in context. Thanks for the simple but obvious meaning. This is no “pshetle” as perhaps I got pulled into thinking, it is quite literal, obvious, and clear.

    Groise chakiros...
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    Groise chakiros...

    Because one might say “look, i longed for Moshiach and he didn’t come today!”.

    to #11 saying  kind of  what # 2 said
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    to #11 saying kind of what # 2 said
    I agree w/ 11
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    I agree w/ 11

    If he meant that is should be sooner than today, why “bimkom” – replace today. He sould’ve just added “and sooner”.

    It's halachically correct loshon. That's all.
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    It's halachically correct loshon. That's all.

    Benveniste,Tsfat.

    The Rebbe was also correcting the art design
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    The Rebbe was also correcting the art design

    Notice TODAY in capital letters and “sooner” in lowercase, even script letters, indicating the need to change the font, italicize, the word “sooner” to make it pop more.

    Oifen hamiskabel
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    Oifen hamiskabel

    It’s not so comPlicated, the rebbe wanted the inyan of moshach to be boifan hamiskabe.l when you read a sign that’s says do this, and moshoach will come today it gives off a very suddle, and hockes pokes type of message, on the other hand, moshoach will come sooner is the same message, just in a softer, lighter, more suddle way ( the definition of oifen hamiskabel).

    am yisroel
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    am yisroel

    FYI
    The Rebbe always started the song with “We want Moshiach NOW” and was not goires the rest of the song.

    Promise??
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    Promise??

    you cannot promise something that doesn’t fully depend on you, so if that sign would say today, wouldn’t be correct.

    commenter nr. 2
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    commenter nr. 2

    you wrote in your comment: “even in the prophesy of the rebbe in parshat shoftim the rebbe did not give a “day” may he moshiach comm now amen” you are talking about the Rebbe’s “prophecy” and telling us that the Rebbe didn’t give a day. ok, so what is the Rebbe’s “prophecy” of parshas shoftim that you take for granted the Rebbe said a prophecy that shabbos? That Moshiach will come one day? That’s nothing new, that was already written in Tanach. So the prophecy is that Moshiach will come “soon”. Ok, what does that mean, when is soon? No… Read more »

    @11
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    @11

    100% right

    thank you 🙂

    Mr. Nobody.
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    Mr. Nobody.

    What is so complicated ?? I’m certain that the Rebbe wrote an answer to someone who wrote about Moshiach coming SOONER and the Rebbe says simply, TODAY במקום SOONER… As simple as that.

    bochur
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    bochur

    nice to see for once on a lubavitcher website were disscussing the rebbe rather than the other garbage people speak usually!

    To #18
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    To #18

    Wherd u learn how to spell?

    to 23
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    to 23

    You dont know how to read?

    The Rebbe changed from “Today” to “Sooner”!

    Not the other way around

    to # 23 i totally agree!!!
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    to # 23 i totally agree!!!
    To #21
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    To #21

    The prophecy the Rebbe shared with us has to do with Moshiach “oimed al gag beis hamikdash” (with the Rebbe’s explanation of what constitutes gag beis hamikdash) and annoucing “anovim highiah zman geulaschem”. It has nothing to do with whatever other explanations you included in your post to disprove the nevuah.

    To #19
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    To #19

    So when he was smiling and clapping his hands during the rest of the song means he wasn’t goires it? Did you see the video where Rabbi JJ Hecht was teaching the words? The Rebbe wasn’t goires?

    today- sooner
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    today- sooner

    maybe he means… now? not just today – sooner- now!!

    The main thing is;
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    The main thing is;

    Every one is now koching in Moshiach!!

    Yes, when I first saw it, didn’t quite get the meaning of the Rebbe’s correction/comment,
    but #6 is right, I think that’s the meaning.

    Its also interesting, what and how people can translate it how they like, to their own prethought ideas.

    btw, this is what the Rebbe told to the cnn/NYT reporter.

    As a side note,
    Thnx COL, you finaly got an article people to give comments on THE REBBES’ TORAH!!
    -Keep it up. and continued success in this detail.

    Shana Tova

    to 6
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    to 6

    u r a genious

    to nr #28
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    to nr #28

    could you explain what you wrote, what that means, or could you only ramble? there is not one word about gag beis hamikdash or anovim higia zman geulaschem in the entire sicha of shoftim 5751, and in any case: what is the nevua??? that what will happen??? when will it happen??? what are you talking about??? The Rebbe didn’t say no nevua that shabbos, or on any shabbos about Moshiach or the Geulah. This is fact. Some chassidim dreamt up some meshugaas, and they can’t even explain in simple words what they claim is that so-called nevua the Rebbe said.… Read more »

    I think it is better not to know when, but whether?
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    I think it is better not to know when, but whether?

    If one knows the exact date, for example, and that is for sure, what the time and space would be fulfilled with in meantime?

    simple
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    simple

    The second explanation is obviously the correct one.

    20 Years later??
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    20 Years later??

    yes its been 20 years but ,
    DIVREI ZTADIKIM KAYMIM LUAD!!!!!!!!!!!

    to # 36
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    to # 36

    I agree, divrei TZADIKIM kayomim load, the words the Tzadikim said, not the meshugaassen that you and others CLAIM the Rebbe said.

    The Rebbe didn’t say any nevua that Shabbos, and I challenge you now for the third time: Explain what you think/claim the Rebbe said in that so-called nevua????

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