Let's Dance this Galus Goodbye!
In a famous letter, the Baal Shem Tov describes meeting the soul of Mashiach during a state of spiritual ascension on the last Rosh Hashanah of his life. He writes that when he asked Mashiach when he would arrive, he responded, "L'k'sheyafutzu maayonosecha hachutzah — when your teachings spread outward." The Midrash teaches that the coming of Mashiach is likened to the rising of the sun — it is a process, not an event. The life-giving teachings upon which the redemption hinges are part and parcel of that redemptive dawn, helping our holy nation develop a greater level of spiritual consciousness in preparation for the ultimate geulah. The Baal Shem Tov didn't come to introduce anything new, but simply to wake us up to a deeper appreciation of Yiddishkeit and a more intimate, joyous experience of Hashem, the Torah, and the Jewish soul. As this fire continues to spread from wick to wick, illuminating and warming Jewish hearts across the globe, we are getting ready to dance this galus goodbye!
Wake up Yidden, get up let's open our eyes,
Wake up Yidden, let’s dance this galus goodbye.
Artist 8th Day
Composed by The Blumstein Brothers
Produced by Mendy Portnoy
לע״נ שלמה אליעזר בן הרב יעקב ע״ה
לזכר נשמת זיסא ריזל שושנה בת ר' שלום הלוי ע״ה
(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 873)