In our generation - the last generation of exile and the first generation
of Redemption - after all the requirements have already been completed, and
it only remains to actually greet our righteous Moshiach, it is certain that
G-d will bless every Jew with golden riches, materially and spiritually.
[This blessing] will be such that (as it was "in the days of your going forth
from the land of Egypt" and will be now that "I will show him
wonders"1) "every single Jew will have no less than
ninety Libyan donkeys with him loaded with the wealth and gold of
This is in order that one should use the wealth ("gold and silver and copper")
to make of one's own home a Sanctuary and Temple to G-d (and I will dwell
among them, within each and every individual). This is also done through
giving tzedekah to build synagogues and Houses of Study in the simple sense,
"a small sanctuary."3
Further, and this is the currently essential requirement, the third Beis
HaMikdash [Temple] must be built in simple reality:
After all the explanations of the verse "Make me a Sanctuary and I will dwell
among them," including the explanation "within each and every individual,"
a Torah verse does not leave its simple meaning.4 First
and foremost the practical legal meaning of this text is that Jews have the
obligation to build the Beis HaMikdash.
In regard to us, this means to build the third Beis HaMikdash, in simple
reality, according to the ruling of the Rambam,5 that it
will be built through our righteous Moshiach, "And he will build the Temple
in its place."6 The Rambam stated,7 "Everyone
is obligated to build and assist, with their own efforts and with their money,
men, women and children, as with the Sanctuary in the wilderness." It's obvious
that this is also relevant to the third Temple, that every Jew should participate
through his contributions, men and women, and it may be suggested that even
children (as it was with the gifts to the Tabernacle).
(From the talk of Wednesday night, Thursday, Friday
and Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Terumah, 5752)
1. Micha 7:15.
2. Bechoros 5b. And also in Tanchuma Beshalach 25. Cited by
Rashi, Bo 13:13 (See Likkutei Sichos, vol. 16, p. 253, note
3. Yechezkel 11:16. Megillah 29a.
4. Shabbos 63:1. See there for cross references.
5. Laws of Kings, beginning of chapter 11 and its end. See Likkutei
Sichos vol. 18, p.418 ff. See there for cross references.
6. The expression of the Rambam there, end of chapter 11.
7. Laws of the Temple (Hilchos Beis HaBechirah), chapter 1, halacha