Beis Moshiach Magazine
Igud Talmidei Hayeshivos (“ATO”) is an organization that brings together Bachurim, “Chayolei Beis Dovid,” from Chabad Yeshivos around the world, in periodical extra-curricular activities aimed at strengthening Hiskashrus to the Rebbe focused on Moshiach study and awareness.
Before Yud-Alef Nissan this year, thousands of Bachurim around the world studied the sichos of the D’var Malchus the Rebbe handed out in 5751, with four fundamental sichos on the Rambam’s Laws of Moshiach. The English division produced a special booklet with the sichos, including English summaries and overviews, and select translations of words and terms on the side of the sichos.
Just a month later, the English-speaking division launched yet another unique study campaign of a landmark series of sichos the Rebbe delivered just weeks after the Rebbe gave over to us the responsibility to bring Moshiach on Chof Ches Nissan. “I have done all within my power to bring Moshiach, now it is up to you to do your part to bring Moshiach!”
Chassidim, greatly inspired yet at a loss on what exactly to do, were guided by the Rebbe over the next few weeks. One week later, on 6 Iyar The Rebbe said “the best way to bring Moshiach is to learn matters of Moshiach in Torah,” and in the coming two weeks dedicated the bulk of the Shabbos Farbrengen to discuss and analyze the question of “What is Geulah?” ATO produced a booklet, with the English speaking bachur in mind, containing the first sicha of this series with a side-by-side English translation that was first published in the pages of the Beis Moshiach.
In a nutshell, the sicha explains that the word Geulah (redemption) contains its diametrical opposite — the word Gola, exile, just with an added letter — Alef. This “anomaly” highlights the fact that the Geulah will not be a “new world,” rather it will light up the existing world, with everything in it intact, with the light of Hashem.
This sicha is especially important for the Temimim, whose role is to be Neiros Le’hair, lamplighters, who stand at the forefront of the Rebbe’s outreach work and who make up the next generation of shluchim. It gives perspective on how the idea of Moshiach can be presented in an appealing, more inviting way.
ATO provided the study material to nearly 20 Yeshivos in the USA and abroad, while each Yeshiva configured their own system for incentives, best fitting for their student body.
“The booklets were well received by the students,” say the organizers, and they are offering these valuable resources for Moshiach-study in PDF format for anyone who may find it helpful. Please email AtoHaolami@gmail.com, or call (347) 770-2824 for more information.