Maamarim of the Rebbe Concerning the Era of Redemption
Directly after calling on the Jewish people to “do everything you can to bring Mashiach,” the Rebbe explained that the primary catalyst in this effort is the study of the concepts of Mashiach and Redemption “as they are developed in the maamarim and the Likkutei Sichos of the Nassi of our generation.”
The seven maamarim that follow represent classic treatments of these subjects by the Rebbe including explanations of the dynamic of exile and redemption, the spiritual transcendance which will characterize the Era of the Redemption, the Resurrection of the Dead, and the unique role of the leaders of the generation in serving as catalysts of Redemption.
Our Sages assure us that the intensity which we devote to anticipating the promise of Redemption will hasten its realization.
Anticipating the Redemption means more than desiring that it come.
Primarily, it means living our daily lives in the spirit of the Redemption, displaying the knowledge, oneness, and love that will characterize that era in our conduct today. The maamarim in this volume provide the conceptual background that make such changes in conduct possible.
Anticipating the Redemption means more than just awakening a desire for it. It means changing our lives, instilling the awareness, brotherhood, and care that will characterize the Redemption in our conduct today. The maamarim in this volume provide the conceptual background that make such changes possible and provide the impetus that will enable the promise of Redemption to blossom into reality.