DAY 14: REVEALING THE ALEPH
Updated: May 31, 2020
Some people are apprehensive about having the Redemption come upon them so soon. What will come of all the businesses that they have set up, the property and possessions that they have accumulated, the friendships and the contacts that have been established, and so on?
They need not worry. The Redemption does not imply the annulment of the natural order nor the loss of the good things that came into being (in the spirit of the Torah) during the exile. Indeed, these very things will be comprised in the Redemption, and will be elevated to a state of Redemption, to the level of their true consummation.
This is hinted at in the fact that the Hebrew word גולה (“exile”) plus the letter א gives גאולה (“redemption”). The positive aspects of the exile (golah) will not be annulled; rather, the alef within them will be revealed — in allusion to Alufo shel Olam, the Master of the World; the innermost essence of truth within them will come to light.