Monday, November 30, 2009

Yud Daled Kislev

Tonight marks the wedding anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin. They married in the year Tof Reish Pey Tes, 81 years ago.
In a famous sicha in the year Tof Shin Yud Daled, the Rebbe explained that his marriage to the Freidiker Rebbe's daughter started his involvement in public works. The Rebbe also said that, "This is the day which connects me with you, and you with me," regarding us, the chassidim.

It is interesting to note another quote from the Rebbe, but about the Freidiker Rebbe's wedding. The Rebbe said in a farbrenegen on Tes Vov Cheshvan, Tof Shin Nun Aleph, that the Freidiker Rebbe's wedding brought forth the Third Generation, and therefore the possibility for Geulah.

What's the Third Generation? Starting from the Rebbe Rashab, the Freidiker Rebbe's children are the third generation. There are different sayings from our sages that say the Geulah will be in the third generation. There is a posuk that says: Lo Yamushu MePicha U'mepi Zaracha U'mepi zera zaracha may'atah va'ad olam. Another iss: Ateres Zkeinim ney Banim.
The Rebbe explains in that sicha how the starting of Tomchei Tmimim was connected with the Freidiker Rebbe's wedding (it was during the sheva brachos that it was announced...), because of the third generation's charge for bringing moshiach.

Anywho, IY"H I'll be farbrenging tonight, so it could be that at around 2 in the morning I'll come back and write anything good that I remember.

Oh, and of course, I want to bentch every bochur and meidel who is looking for his or her bashert, to get engaged and married in an auspicious time, in the zchus of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin's wedding tonight!