Chapter 46

As mentioned several times, "all the appointed times"[1] have already concluded, and my sainted father-in-law, the leader of our generation, has announced that teshuvah has already been done and we have also "polished the buttons." Therefore according to all the signs, our generation is the last generation of exile and automatically the first generation of Redemption. What this time requires is that one should prepare in reality to "Get you out of your land... to the land I will show you," imminently and immediately.

'Particularly in our generation, the last generation of exile and the first generation of Redemption, there should be a special emphasis on the Divine service of "Get you out of your land... to the land I will show you," and the acquisition of all ten lands.[2] This must be reflected primarily in an increase in Torah study, which foreshadows this service. This needs to be not only with his three intellectual faculties as they are connected to his emotional character traits, but also in the essence of the three intellectual faculties. What this means specifically is an increase in the study of the inner teachings of the Torah (with intellectual explanations[3]), including the subject of Redemption and our righteous Moshiach.

(From the talk of Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha,
11 MarCheshvan 5752)


1. Sanhedrin 97b.

2. [The land of Israel originally comprised the land of the seven nations; these correspond to the seven emotional attributes. In the Age of Redemption, the Torah promised us that we will acquire an additional three lands; these correspond to the three intellectual faculties. Translator's note.]

3. See also the talk of 8 Cheshvan of this year.

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