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Declaration of Kabbalas HaMalchus: 5752
For thousands of years, our ancestors have prayed with tears, waiting for G-d to send us Moshiach. Through Hashem’s great kindness, our generation, the seventh generation, has merited to reach the threshold of the Geula Shleima. Through the Rebbe’s leadership over the course of more than seventy years, the wellsprings of Chassidus have reached the farthest corners of the earth.
Beginning in 5751 and continuing until today, hundreds of halachic authorities have ruled that the qualifications for b’chezkas Moshiach as laid out by the Rambam (Hilchos Melachim, chapter 11) have been realized in the person of the Rebbe. The Rebbe clearly stated in a talk of Parshas Mishpatim 5751:
“The appointment of Melech HaMoshiach has already taken place, as it is written, ‘I have found Dovid my servant, and have anointed him with My holy oil’; all that remains is the acceptance of His sovereignty by the people, and the devotion and attachment between the king and the people in the most revealed sense.”
Later, in a talk of Parshas Chaya Sarah 5752, the Rebbe issued a clear instruction to all the shluchim to the effect that since Moshiach’s mission to bring the Redemption—that is, the mission of “shlach na b’yad tishlach”—has already begun, the sole remaining task of the shlichus enterprise is to actually welcome Moshiach so that he could carry out his mission of redeeming the Jewish people from exile. At other occasions, the Rebbe clarified that we are all shluchim when it comes to the most important task of preparing the world for Moshiach.
Baruch Hashem, today there is a heightened awareness and learning surrounding Moshiach and Redemption. The Rebbe has transformed our role from a passive one of waiting into an active, joyful anticipation and preparation for Redemption, and encouraged us to “open our eyes” to perceive that in reality, Moshiach is already here and operative in the world.
In light of all the above, and in the tradition of our ancestors whom the Torah records as having coronated the Davidic kings with spoken and written proclamations affirming their deep allegiance and submission, we make the following sincere and faithful proclamation:
We, the undersigned below, each individual man, woman, and child, accept the reality that Moshiach is already here and standing behind the door, eagerly awaiting our acceptance of his leadership in order that he receive the mandate of Am Yisroel to complete the Divine task which rests upon him: the Redemption of every single Jew, as well as the Redemption of the non-Jewish nations.
We hereby fully and joyfully bind ourselves body and soul to His exalted Majesty, the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Shlita, affirming our unwavering support for his lofty leadership, endeavoring to study his righteous teachings and to fulfill his precepts which are continuously and increasingly transforming the world until the point where the “knowledge of G-d will fill the earth as the waters cover the seabed”.
United as one, we request and beseech that the utter concealment of Galus should be removed forever and the glory and oneness of Hashem be revealed to all mankind. We accept upon ourselves the full recognition and leadership of the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach! We affirm our faithful bond of allegiance and submission to him with our heartfelt proclamation which permeates the entire universe:
יחי אדוננו מורנו ורבינו מלך המשיח לעולם ועד
Long live our Master our Teacher and our Rebbe
King Moshiach Forever and Ever!