Does anyone know where to find the following explanations/sources?

  1. ספר השיחות תשנ''א Sefer Hasichos, Shavuos 5751 where the concept is explained of that when Mashiach comes, we will follow Beis Shammai due to the fact that Beis Shammai is the deeper and better understanding of Halacha and when Mashiach comes, our intellect will be elevated.

I'm looking for the sicha in ספר השיחות where the Lubavitcher Rebbe talks on the concept of why we follow Beis Shammai when Mashiach comes.

  1. There are twelve gates to the Temple Mount and each tribe represents a unique path to G-d? Are there commentaries that explain this concept?

Thank you!


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Potential answer to the first question will edit as soon as I have an answer to the 2nd

Source: Sefaria: Mikdash Melech to Zohar Parshat Bereishit 17b

In the time of the Messiah, we will follow the law according to Shammai. Hillel represents kindness and Shammai severity (hence the rulings of Beit Hillel are almost always more lenient). When the Messiah comes the advantage of the severity will be revealed and therefore the law will be in accordance with Beit Shammai. Beit Shammai comes from such a high level this present world is incapable of withstanding it, and only when the Messiah comes will we be able to follow their opinion.

Edit for 2nd Question

As MVS and Yaakov Deane has stated magid davarav l’Yaakov

The Chabad.org quotes the magid davard l’Yaakov 141 It may then be asked why the other twelve gates were needed, since they are all included in the thirteenth. Why is the thirteenth gate not enough? The answer is, however, that each tribe originally knew its own particular order of prayer, and it was certainly best for each one to enter through its own gate…

  • Thank you and looking forward to the second one.
    – Shmuel
    Nov 18, 2021 at 17:57
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    The explanation about the 13th gate relating to one who doesn’t know their gate is a very subtle way of referring to converts. This is in connection with the idea brought in Talmud and Midrash that all the converts will ultimately comprise the 13th tribe of Israel. This also follows the court decision from Moshe Rabbeinu that converts do not belong to any of the original tribes. Nov 18, 2021 at 21:58
  • @YaacovDeane interesting. Did not know this explanation from the Gemara though, where can this be found? Avodah Zarah?
    – Shmuel
    Nov 19, 2021 at 13:57
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    @mvs See the following link: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/66975/7303 Nov 21, 2021 at 13:56
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    @mvs See also this link: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/108377/7303 Nov 21, 2021 at 13:59

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