A special lesson must be derived from all of the above with respect to the
Redemption which -- according to all the signs -- must come imminently and
immediately... Since according to all the signs the Redemption should have
come long ago, we must apply [the verse that describes the recitation that
accompanied the bringing of the first fruits to the Temple] "you shall answer
and say before the L-rd your G-d" to the special supplication
of "Until when"?! [In conformance with the Talmudic commentary that the
recitation must be made in a "loud voice," the supplication "Until when"
must also] be made in a loud voice. This request is particularly appropriate
in the month of Elul when "anyone who wants has permission to greet Him and
He receives them all with a gracious countenance and shows to everyone a
smiling face."... Let the Redemption occur already in actuality!
(From the talk of Shabbos Parshas Tavo, 21 Elul 5751)
1. Our parsha 26:5.
2. Likkutei Torah, Parshas Re'eh 32:1.