The Great Squeeze

Written by Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

The Lubavitcher Rebbe would always say that we cannot, must not, dare not, explain the galut. G-d does not need our help as "defense lawyers" to justify His ways; we do Him a greater service by pleading and clamoring for an end to His and our exile, which is far more painful to Him than it is to us. Nevertheless, even as we refuse to accept the travesty of galut, we should still exploit its positive dividends.

The Jewish soul, a divine expanse of goodness and light, has been squeezed into the narrow straits of galut. Imagine what will come out at the other end! Already, this cosmic pinch has wrung from the Jewish soul wells of talent and creativity, and depths of faith and commitment, that in the good old broad days were only implicit in its potential.

May we soon merit the great shofar blast of Moshiach, and the great moment of the soul's bursting free of the strictures of galut.

Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

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