The Daily Chizzuk of our Rebbe Rav Eliezer Berland shlit”a – “The whole prayer is only for the sake of the songs”
Friday, 28 Iyar 5783 – “The Tikkun HaKlali draws down the primordial light”
These are his holy words:
The main thing is the songs and the melodies. People go outside during the time that they hear songs – that this is, as it were, extraneous. However, the truth is that the whole prayer is for the sake of the songs.
The Rebbe says in [Likutey Moharan] Lesson 64, that through songs it is possible to return the entire world in repentance. You don’t even need to speak to them. If a person sings and makes music, then he arouses all the hearts of Israel. Because all the hearts are Godliness. Every Jew is Godliness – “All Israel has a share in the world to come” (Sanhedrin 90a); this is a Mishnah – it’s impossible to change this.
“All Israel has a share in the world to come,” “a shoot of My planting, My handiwork, in which to glory” (Yeshaya 60:21). Every Jew is Godliness, every Jew… It doesn’t matter if now he is against religion. All of this is politics; it’s just that now it’s worthwhile for him…
The heart of everyone burns for Torah. This isn’t even a question.
The work is bringing down the primordial light [Or Kadma’ah]. King David draws down the primordial light – through the Tikkun HaKlali, we draw the primordial light. Saying the Tikkun HaKlali at Rabbi Shimon draws down the first light – “And there was light” (Bereishit 1:3) – the hidden light.
Rabbeinu is exactly the numerical value of the hidden light, because Hashem brought down the light of creation, the hidden light, into the body. Therefore, when we come to Rabbeinu, everything is revealed. If a person knows of Rabbeinu, then he will learn Torah 24 hours. He already cannot abandon the holy Torah. The whole task is that a person will not have a connection with anything else.
The moment that one knows of Rabbeinu, it’s impossible to sleep or eat. One doesn’t need to — not to eat and not to sleep. Rabbeinu didn’t eat in his life. About Moshe Rabbeinu, it is written, “Moshe desired to dwell [va’yoel]” (Shemot 2:21). What is “va’yoel – desired”? Moshe didn’t eat in his life. What, did Moshe suddenly not eat for forty days when he ascended Mount Sinai? From where did he accustom himself to this? From where did he learn this?
Until after 120 days of fasting, Moshe revealed the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, brought down the Second Tablets. Eliyahu HaNavi also wanted to do like Moshe. It is written in the “Yad HaMelech” commentary that Eliyahu HaNavi said that if Moshe fasted and brought down the hidden light, then I will also bring it down. I’m going to fast now for forty days…
Fine, he’s going to fast for forty days – he doesn’t eat and doesn’t drink. But the angel says to him: Eat! Eat! You’re not Moshe Rabbeinu. You can fast a billion days, not only forty days. You can fast a million days – you will never be Moshe Rabbeinu. This won’t help you, because the primordial light is the hidden light.
If Adam had not eaten from the Tree of Knowledge, then he would have had the primordial light. From there, David comes. David receives the primordial light. This is Rabbeinu, who at all times is in Divine favor, face-to-face – “He will be exalted and become high and exceedingly lofty” (Yeshaya 52:13). This is Mashiach, who every day sees the infinite light anew.