Monday, September 11, 2006
Today is Chai Elul. The birthday of the Ba'al Shem Tov. The birthday of the first Chabad Rebbe, Reb Schneur Zalman. A holy day of life and light, a day celebrating 2 venerable fathers of chassidus.
It is also September 11th. A day of attack and terror. A day Americans remember as sad and dark, when thousands of lives were lost.
It's fitting that these calendar days coincide. As mentioned in an earlier post, chassidus teaches that what seems the darkest is actually imbued with the greatest light.
Therefore, I bless us all with the revelation of Moshiach. Only then will the darkness of September 11th unravel. We will see the Light of G-d permeate all things, nod our heads in wonderment when the truth is revealed.
Until then - L'chaim!