At this time, as we stand immediately preceding the true and complete
Redemption... as mentioned frequently of late, that already all conditions
have been met and now there only has to be the actual Redemption.
* * *
It has been mentioned many times that a possible acronym of
"MiYaD"1 is Moshe, Yisroel (the Baal Shem
Tov) and Dovid, the king Moshiach. This means that the first generation,
that of the giving of the Torah (the generation of Moshe) is bound up with
the last generation (that of the Redemption through Dovid, the king Moshiach)
by means of the revelation of Chassidus from the Baal Shem Tov and our Rebbeim
and leaders who succeeded him. Thus when your wellsprings overflow, "the
master will come," the king Moshiach.2
One might say that, according to the meaning of the word "MiYaD" (immediately),
the three letters are not connected with three different times (Moshe in
his generation, Yisroel the Baal Shem Tov in his generation and Dovid the
king Moshiach in his generation). Rather they all come together, actually
simultaneous ("MiYaD" - immediately) in every generation and at all times.
That the word "MiYaD" is also the acronym for "Moshe, Yehoshua,
Doram [their generation]" all three in the same generation, alludes
to this as well.
One can also apply this to our generation. For in this same generation one
has the revelation of all three: Mem (the first letter of
Moshiach3), Yud (the first letter of both names of my sainted
father-in-law) and Daled (Doram). Combining [Mem] the Moshe of our generation
(my sainted father-in-law, the leader of our generation) with the concept
of [Yud] ten (tenth of Shvat), which also includes his revelation of the
Torah of Chassidus (the wellsprings of the Baal Shem Tov), one has as well
the revelation of the aspect of eleven, "the first Redeemer is the final
Redeemer,"4 Dovid King Moshiach.
(From the talk of Shabbos Parshas Yisro, 20 Shvat, 5752)
1. [The Hebrew word "miyad" means immediately. It consists of three letters:
Mem, Yud and Daled. Translator's note.]
2. The well known holy letter of the Baal Shem Tov - Keser Shem Tov at
the beginning and several places.
3. It should be noted that "Menachem is his name" (Sanhedrin 98b).
4. See Shmos Rabba Chapter 2:4, 2:6. Zohar, vol. 1 253a.
Sha'ar HaPesukim, the verses, Parshas Vayechi. Torah Or Mishpatim