Which Way Is Up?

Torah says that God created Adam and Eve (first human beings) to live eternally. But when they broke God's command not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, the opposite of life was introduced to the world.

Moshiach is supposed to correct the primordial sin and usher in everlasting life. In 1991 the Rebbe as a prophet publicly proclaimed that the time of The Redemption has come, Moshiach has been already revealed and merited eternal life in a simple physical sense. These statements established new a reality and the beginning of a New World.

Torah teaches us that reality is not what we see with our physical eyes, but what we are told by the Torah and it's Sages. A good example of this is a medical phenomenon "vertigo" (disorientation), a state of temporary confusion resulting from misleading information sent to the brain by various sensory organs. To the pilot, it more often means "Which way is up?"

The body's elaborate navigational system was superbly designed for locomotion on the ground at a normal pace, but in an aircraft, during sudden acceleration or spiral flight, it can play tricks. The most difficult adjustment that a pilot must make is a willingness to believe that, under certain conditions, his senses can be wrong. He can overcome the effects of vertigo by relying upon aircraft's instruments. They are the best insurance a pilot will ever have.

In a similar way Torah, the blueprint of the world, tells us that right before we experience the Ultimate Redemption we would have to go through a very difficult test of not being able to see King Moshiach physically after his initial revelation.
We also have a precedent in the Torah dealing with this issue.

Before going up Mount Sinai to receive the Tablets, Moses promised the people to return in forty days. The Jews miscalculated by six hours and when the time passed, the rumors spread that Moses passed away. People refused to believe until they saw the convincing image in the sky of Moses on his deathbed. The majority of the people believed their senses, which led to the construction of the Golden Calf.

The famous 16th Century kabbalist (teacher of the inner wisdom of the Torah) The Holy Ari prophesied that the generation of the coming of Moshiach would be the reincarnation of the generation which came out of Egypt. And just like Moses was alive literally at Mount Sinai but could not be seen by physical eyes, so too King Moshiach will be temporarily "concealed".

Being told on many occasions by the leader and prophet of our generation that we are the last generation of exile and the first generation of Redemption, our final test is to fix the sin of the Golden Calf and reveal within ourselves and to the world at large the belief and trust in the Moses of this generation, The Lubavitcher Rebbe King Moshiach, proclaiming what the rabbis set as an example for all: "Long live King Moshiach for ever & ever!"


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Honk 4 Joy - Which way is up?
Torah teaches us that reality is not what we see with our physical eyes, but what we are told by the Torah and it's sages. A good example of this is a medical phenomenon 'vertigo' (disorientation), a state of temporary confusion resulting from misleading information sent to the brain by various sensory organs. To the pilot, it more often means 'Which way is up?'