Since announcing Yechi gives life to the Melech, and brings about the Techiyas Hamaisim of the Frierdiker Rebbe and the awakening and revelation of Moshiach, how is it possible to even consider not saying Yechi?
On the contrary, during this time when there is a concealment, it is even more important to proclaim Yechi in order to have the revelation and the awakening of Melech HaMoshiach.
There is also another point. We can get guidance on how to act in our time by reading what the Rebbe said in 5710 after the Histalkus of the Frierdiker Rebbe. One central theme which we see clearly in all of the Sichos and all the letters of the Rebbe after 5710 is that there should be absolutely no change in any previous Avoda and no weakness in any Avoda that was done before.
In one of the first letters after Yud Shevat 5710 (Igros Kodesh, vol 3, p. 237) the Rebbe writes… “we are still in total shock about the Histalkus and it is very difficult to write letters... It is certain that the will of the Frierdiker Rebbe is and always was that there should not be, G-d forbid, any weakness in any Avoda that was done under his leadership. And all those that are Mekushar to him should only strengthen and reinforce themselves to continue to do everything as before.”
There is another letter in the same Sefer, p. 327. The Rebbe writes: “It is clear and it is certain that the intention of the Frierdiker Rebbe and his true will is that every kind of Avoda should continue just like before. And not only in the quality and quantity as it was, but as in every Avoda, it should actually advance and develop more than before.”
This is found in the Sichos as well. We especially see this in the Sichos during Tammuz 5710. There is a Sicha from Yud Beis Tammuz printed in Sichos Kodesh, p. 105. And in the Sicha of Shabbos Parshas Shelach, p. 92, the Rebbe says not to change anything that the Frierdiker Rebbe told us. We should not even change the order of the way of what the Frierdiker Rebbe said.
In fact, the Rebbe says that because the Meraglim made a slight change, ultimately, they came to the point of totally rebelling against Moshe Rabbeinu. And therefore, the Rebbe concludes that all the work of the Frierdiker Rebbe should continue as before and nobody should use their Seichel to interfere and make changes.
There are many other Sichos and letters in which the Rebbe talks about not weakening or changing any of the work that was done under the guidance of the Frierdiker Rebbe. Some of the strongest words are found in a letter that is printed in Likkutei Sichos, vol. 19, p. 620. In this letter, someone asked the Rebbe whether or not he should continue doing certain activities. The Rebbe answered how important it is to actually advance and do more even though the person had valid reasons to stop. The Rebbe encouraged him to discuss it with the Lubavitcher Chassidim who work for his community. But the Rebbe says only those that are true community workers and those who are truly Ansah. “And therefore, anybody who will tell you that it is better not to do, or someone who will try to weaken anything that you are doing which is in the spirit of the Frierdiker Rebbe, that person is not considered a community worker and is not considered of Anash of the Frierdiker Rebbe.” There is nothing stronger than this to prove the point.
It is therefore understood that the same applies to us as well. As stated above, since the Rebbe encouraged the singing of Yechi with all of his strength, it is an Avoda which the Rebbe guided us to do. To stop, G-d forbid, or show any weakness in this is going completely against everything that it says in the Sichos. An individual who would even consider showing weakness in saying Yechi must bring sufficient and convincing evidence beyond a shadow of a doubt to justify that thought. The burden of proof, so to speak, lies upon that individual to show that it no longer applies. When one looks into the Sicha of Beis Nissan and it explains what Yechi accomplishes - Techiyas Hamaisim and the awakening of Dovid Malka Meshicha- and it will bring us to see the Rebbe again, face to face, how is it possible for someone to think that it does not apply now?
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