We have already openly seen the miracles at the beginning of this year, in
continuation of the miracles of last year, in connection with the fact that
that country (Russia) freed and assisted thousands and thousands of Jews
to go the land of Israel (and other places). In those places they can live
their individual lives in full freedom. This reveals the greatness of Israel,
that even the nations of the world recognize this and assist them.
The revelation in the world and recognition by the nations of the greatness
of the Jewish people has increased from generation to generation. As we approach
ever nearer to the final and true Redemption, the declaration that "And nations
will go by your light," "And kings will be your midwives and
their princes your nursemaids," comes closer to its fulfillment.
Over the course of generations - even in the time of exile - we find that
the nations of the world have recognized that the Jewish people are the Chosen
People. We see this in many places in the Midrashim of our Sages of blessed
memory. (For example, in Zevachim, saying to the Rabbi] "I
will fulfill the Biblical prediction of: kings will be your midwives," and
in other sources.)
It is also known that non-Jews call the Jewish people (even when speaking
among themselves) - the "Chosen People."
In the United States and other benevolent countries, Jews are permitted to
perform their Divine service with a calm mind and amidst physical comfort.
Jews in the Diaspora and in Israel are commonly offered
assistance. This assistance itself has increased in recent
years, specifically last year (the year of "I will show them wonders") and
beginning with this year (a year with miracles within it) in relation to
the permission to emigrate and the aid from that country to our fellow-Jews
to go to the land of Israel.
(From the talk of Shabbos Parshas Bereishis,
Blessing of the month of Mar-Cheshvan 5752)
1. Yeshayu 60:23.
2. Ibid 49:23.
3. 19a at the beginning.
4. There are many well-known stories in which non-Jews gave honor to our
Rebbeim and leaders (see for example in relation to the Rebbe MaHaRash,
Sefer HaMaamarim Meluket, vol. 4, p. 26.)