Maamarim- 15 Menachem Av. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:07
Maamarim for 15 Menachem Av.
תנן בסיום מסכת תענית לא היו ימים טובים לישראל וכו' ה'תשמ"ב.
 This Ma'amar which the Rebbe repeats rather often is about the idea of two levels of Yomim Tovim.
The greater of the two types are Teshuva Yomim Tovim such as Yom Kipur (when we got the second Luchos) and Chamisha Asar BiAv (when the Beis HaMikdash is built after destruction).
 He speaks of three levels: 1) Tzadik, 2) Teshuva and 3) Complete Teshuva, which is what will be after Moshiach comes and is connected to the Yerida of 9 Av.
He explains what after Teshuva Shlaima there can not possibly be another Yerida and Golus.
The evil has been made into a merit. 
15 Menachem av is opposite Tisha Bi'Av
Ahavas Yisroel is opposite Sinas Chnom and brings the Geula.
This Ma'amar focuses singularly on loving a fellow Jew (very powerful).  
Lo Hayu yamim Tovim... 5744
The greatest Yerida brings the biggest Aliya.
Connection to Monday and the Shir Shel Yom: Gadol Havaya Umehulal Miod BiIr Elokainu two insights: 1) he is seen as greater, 2) he is actually greater!
15 Menachem and it's importance.
The 15th of Menachem Av follows the greatest Yerida (descent) and therefore ushers in the geatest Aliya. Thus, the great celebration.
When one is coerced into doing Mitzvos (and the Rambam, of course, explains that this is a real mitzva, because this is the true desire of a Yid [and even a gentile in his 7 Mitzvos]) this is the greatest Yerida and brings the greatest Aliya!
For various reasons I taught both versions of the Maamar. Both versions are being made available. Naturally the edited version is deeper and EDITED!