Chapter 24

The simple lesson regarding the actions which a Jew must do to further hasten the Redemption is:

In addition to the activities in his part of the world, until it includes the whole world, to reveal that G-d is the Master[1] of the world - in the world and in every part of the world, particularly through making use of all aspects of the world "for the sake of heaven"[2] and in "knowing Him,"[3] so that everything in the world reveals "the glory" of G-d,

There must also be a specific increase in studying and learning the Torah - particularly the inner teachings of the Torah as revealed in the teachings of Chassidus, in a manner of comprehension and perception, in wisdom, understanding and knowledge.

And also, to have influence on others around him - through spreading Torah and Judaism, and the spreading of the wellsprings.

(From the talk of Shabbos Parshas Emor, 20 Iyar 5751)


1. [The Hebrew word for "Master" used here is also the name of the first letter of the alphabet, and indicates unity and oneness. Translator's note.]

2. Avos chapter 2 mishneh 12. And see Rambam, Hilchos Deos, end of chapter 3. Tur Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim, section 231.

3. Mishlei 3:6. And see Rambam and Tur Shulchan Aruch there.

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