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Publisher's Foreword

Directly after calling on us to "Do all you can to bring Mashiach," the Rebbe explained that this entails primarily, studying and teaching "the subjects of Mashiach and Redemption as presented in the Likkutei Sichos and maamarim of the Nasi of the generation."

With that goal, we are presenting the first of a new series of the Rebbe's maamarim.

The maamar focuses on the verse, "As in the days of your exodus from Egypt, I will show [the people] wonders," [1] and explains the uniqueness of the miracles of the Era of the Redemption.

The portion of the maamar translated below underscores the differences between the miracles which are overtly revealed and those which, like the miracles of Chanukah and Purim, are enclothed within the natural order.

One of the unique dimensions of the Baal Shem Tov and his successors was the fact that they performed miracles.

Many explain that the Rebbeim had great love for the Jewish people, and therefore when the Jews - or a single Jew - was confronted by difficulty, they would do anything - even work a miracle - to help the person(s) involved.

Notwithstanding the truth of that explanation, there is something deeper involved. By working a miracle, the Rebbeim demonstrated that the world is governed by a deeper reality than the natural order. They were able to show the fundamental G-dliness that lies at the heart of all existence.

These concepts lie at the heart of the portion of the Rebbe's maamar translated below. The maamar focuses on the differences between the miracles which are overtly revealed and those which are enclothed within the natural order, explaining how each reveals a different dimension of G-d's dominion over nature.

May the study of the Rebbe's teachings hasten the fulfillment of the promise of the above verse, with the coming of Mashiach, and the fulfillment of the prophecy, [2] "And those who repose in the dust will arise and sing."

Sichos In English
2 Shvat, 5756


  1. (Back to text) Michah 7:15.

  2. (Back to text) Yeshayahu 26:19.
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