Rebbe’s Message on Lag B’Omer Before 6-Day War

A prophetic address by the Lubavitcher Rebbe at the Lag B’omer Parade on May 28, 1967. It was less than a week before the Six Day War.*
The Rebbe announced then that G-d is protecting the Jews in the Holy Land and sending them His blessings in added measure so that they will emerge from their current situation successfully.

Lag B’Omer is the day of celebration of the great sage Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai (or bar Yochai). He is famous for expounding the verse Psalms 133:1, “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity.”

All events related to Torah and and its Mitzvos (commandments: 613 for Jews and 7 for Gentiles) are not “of the past.” Rather, they instruct us about how we must conduct ourselves and what we must do. The goal is to bring out the image of G-d in which we are created.

You have a unique privilege. Every time you learn one more verse of Torah or perform one more act of goodness and kindness or a Mitzvah, and you influence your friends and family to do the same, you are doing your part to help bring Moshaich now.

*From Living Torah Disc 88 Program 350