by Akiva at Mystical Paths
Many words have been written waiting for the moments before Moshiach, to help prepare and guide us for a difficult confusing time. The 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote, in the sefer HaYom Yom (entry for the 8th of Shvat)....
In these days especially, when by G-d's kindness we stand at the threshold of redemption, we must make every conceivable effort to strengthen every facet of our religion.
Mitzvot must be observed B'hidur, with "beauty," beyond minimal requirements.
Customs must be kept scrupulously, NOTHING compromised.
It is a Mitzva and duty of every Rabbi in Israel to inform his congregation that the current tribulations and agonies are the "birth-pangs of Mashiach."
G-d is demanding that we return to Torah and mitzvot, that we not hinder the imminent coming of our righteous Mashiach.
Let us heed these wise words.
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