On chof cheis Nissan 5751 the Chabad Rebbe said in a public address "I did all I can to bring moshiach now I leave it up to you"

What does this mean that he did everything he could? What do we still need to do? What should we do to bring moshiach?

I know we can't take any word a tzadik says lightly especially since the Chabad Rebbe is know as the nasi hador by many gedolim.

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    Here's a good book of things to do to bring Mashiach hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=9729&pgnum=1 – Double AA May 6 '16 at 23:03
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    What is a "nasi hador"? I don't remember encountering such a term anywhere in my Torah studies. – mevaqesh May 8 '16 at 3:55
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    @menachem Tzaddikim aren't perfect. Moshe sinned, for instance, and couldn't enter Israel. Only 4 people are recorded in the Midrash as not having sinner. Surely there have been more than 4 Tzaddikim in history! – Double AA May 8 '16 at 6:09
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    I am not sure what you are trying to quote from Rut Rabbah. I was unable to find it in Rut Rabba. I dont understand your comment "previous to you". I have never seen any source in Judaism that states that any human beings are perfect. This seems like a very strange and foreign idea. Although one can find a source for anything I think mainstream sources are clear that this is not the case. Is not Masekhet Horayot predicated on the existence of human fallibility? As@DoubleAA noted the fallibility extends to Moshe Rabbenu; arguably the greatest Jew of all time. – mevaqesh May 8 '16 at 7:37
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    How many non-Chabad "gedolim" can you identify who referred to RMMS as "nasi hador"? – Double AA May 8 '16 at 18:27

By doing those specific things the rebbe told us will bring moshiach

1) “They should add in learning Torah – nigleh and chassidus, 2) fulfilling mitzvos b'hidur, 3) adding in ahavas Yisroel and 4) the spreading of chassidus.”

Specifically adding in learning should include inyanim in geula and about moshiach

http://www.lmaanyishmeu.com/pdf/108%20-%20Bringing%20Moshiach.pdf look under hastening his coming

  • But what does it mean he did everything he could – menachem May 9 '16 at 16:50
  • Look at basi legani. This was a maamar written by the previous rebbe but he didnt say it. The rebbe said this as his first maamar when he finally accepted the role of being rebbe and outlined how his responsibility is to bring moshiach. Since it didnt happen it now has to be up to us – Dude May 10 '16 at 0:37
  • But he said its up to us before gimmel Tammuz – menachem May 10 '16 at 0:39
  • He was suposed to tell us after gimmel tamuz how? A tzadik knows the time of his passing. The year prior to accepting leadership and the final years were targeted to preparing us for when the rebbe wouldnt be here physically – Dude May 10 '16 at 0:41
  • I just don't understand how the middle of his lifetime he could say he did everything he could – menachem May 10 '16 at 1:12

The Rebbe meant that mashiach is a transition between a spiritually collapsing universe and a spiritually expanding universe.

The closer we align our actions to the state of the world after mashiach arrives, the less of a change there has to be in the current world order for mashiach to arrive.

Therefore mashiach needs you as much as you need mashiach.

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    How do you know this is what he meant? – Double AA May 9 '16 at 1:22
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    Do you have any reason to think that the magnitude of the change between the current world and the world of Mashiach is an impediment to his arrival? Why is it an impediment? Will God have trouble adjusting things if they are too different but the people are deserving? – Double AA May 9 '16 at 1:24

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