The Ba’al Shem Tov is the founder of a movement that forever changed the landscape of Yiddishkeit. In a letter to his brother in law, Reb Gershon Kitover, he describes an experience he had on Rosh Hashana 5507(1746) where, in a moment of incredible deveykus, he experienced Aliyas Neshama and encountered the soul of Mashiach. The Baal Shem Tov cried out: “אימתי קאתי מר?” “Mashiach! When are you going to finally come?” “When is our master, מר, going to usher in the Geulah?” Mashiach answered him: ” לכשיפוצו מעיינותיך החוצה” (Mishlei 5:16) When your wellsprings—your deepest waters—spread outwards, that is what will bring Mashiach. We know that our Holy Torah is compared to Water. Mashiach was guaranteeing that as soon as the wellsprings of Torah burst forth and spread throughout the world, it would be the time to reveal himself and bring the Geulah. These words became the driving force behind a renewed and passionate connection to HASHEM and His Torah, that the Baal Shem Tov began to proliferate throughout the world. Every time a Yid learns Torah or experiences the joy of fulfilling a mitzvah, deepens their connection to HASHEM, or works on bettering their middos, that Yid is part of this mission, to spread the wellsprings of Torah and hasten the coming of Mashiach. This song was written to express how important it is to allow OUR מעינות, OUR wellsprings, to overflow and spread outwards, and actively be a part of welcoming the Geulah into our lives.
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