Thursday, August 25, 2016

Final Credits

Artist Unknown

Every commandment that I command you this day you shall keep to do, that you may live and multiply, and come and possess the land that the Lord swore to your forefathers. [Eikev 8:1]

The lesson that one who completes a mitzvah is credited with it [see Rashi] is particularly apt for our generation.

For according to all the signs which were given by our Sages, we are presently in the last generation of exile, which will become the first generation of redemption.

Thus, it is greatly encouraging to know that despite the fact that the Torah study and observance of mitzvot in previous generations greatly surpassed that of our more humble efforts, nevertheless one who completes a mitzvah is credited with it.  

Mashiach will come in the merit of our mitzvot, which are performed in the last moments of exile.

Based on Likutei Sichos vol 9 pp 104-5 Lubavitcher Rebbe


annie said...

Amen Amen, and may it be so!!!

Anonymous said...

May it be in less than a blink of an eye!
Devorah, I was so upset just a moment ago
concerning the way things are going in the
And, as I just read your (not usually short)
quote from The Rebbe - INSTANTLY my heart-rate
dropped to a normal rhythm...

you have absolutely NO IDEA that your blog is
able to literally save lives! Let alone souls.

Hashem bless you and yours! ! !