The Role of the Jewish Woman in Bringing the Redemption
The Rebbe King Moshiach emphasizes that according to Torah sources, the generation of the final Redemption is a reincarnation of the generation that left Egypt. Jewish women in Egypt believed wholeheartedly in the words of the prophet, Moshe, that they would be redeemed.
The Rebbe King Moshiach emphasizes that according to Torah sources, the generation of the final Redemption is a reincarnation of the generation that left Egypt. Jewish women in Egypt believed wholeheartedly in the words of the prophet, Moshe, that they would be redeemed. Even while experiencing the suffering of exile, they prepared tambourines with which to rejoice when they would leave Egypt.
The Rebbe acknowledged the same deep belief of Jewish women today in the coming of the Redemption. In Parshas Beshalach, 5752-(1992), the Rebbe said, "So, too, in the final Redemption, the righteous women must, and certainly do — trust so completely in the immediate Redemption that they will begin immediately in the last moments of exile to play music and dance for the coming of the complete Redemption." In response to this talk, hundreds of Jewish women gathered in Brooklyn, New York with tambourines and live music to dance and rejoice for the coming Redemption.
During the distribution of dollars the next day, the 12th of Adar 1, 5752-(1992), a representative from this group, Mrs. Chava Cohen, gave the Rebbe a tambourine and said "This is for the Rebbe, Shlita. With this tambourine the women danced yesterday with joy that breaks through all limitations. With a deep trust in the revelation of the Rebbe, Shlita, King Moshiach, immediately and actually to the complete Redemption." The Rebbe answered with a radiant smile, "This [tambourine] you are most probably leaving with me." The Rebbe handed her a second dollar and referring to psalm 150, said, "This is for the 'Clanging Cymbals'. This is how it is referred to in Tehillim. It should be in a good time."