Excerpt of Sicha 21 Elul, 5749
Transcription of the subtitles:
‘The weekly Torah portion begins with the verse, “today you are all standing together,” with the strength of a King.
When does this take place?
The Alter Rebbe explains in Likutei Torah, and it’s explained elsewhere as well, that the verse refers to Rosh Hashana.
The literal meaning of the verse and certainly according to its expounded meaning, refers to the day when all Jews gather together with the same intention, to beseech G-d that He become King over them.
This is implied in the verse, “you are standing today, all of you,” which continues with the enumeration of the ten types of Jews.
The verse, however, begins the word “all of you,” thus uniting both concepts.
Men, women, and children stand individually, each one receiving the ability to coronate the King.
Hashem’s request that He be coronated compels the Jews to carry out this request.
This itself intensifies our joy in being empowered to accomplish the coronation.
Hashem’s request to coronate Him draws down a unique spiritual energy that precedes the entire spiritual chain of events that occurs through the coronation of the King itself.
One must first receive the request.
The coronation is accomplished by the mere existence of the Jew, who is a true existence.
Even though his soul is enclothed in a body in this physical and lowly world, of which there is no lower, nevertheless, he is able to coronate G-d.
This, in turn, bring about the reality that, “from the Truth of His being came all existence.”
All of existence depends upon G-d becoming a King over the entire world and this is accomplished through the Jews’ request for G-d to rule over them.
The coronation is accomplished by both men and women and even children.
Every Jewish child knows that when Rosh Hashana comes, Hashem becomes King, once again, over the entire world.
When he asks others – and even before he asks – he is told how G-d agrees to and fulfills his request to become a King.
He is told that initially there has to be the existence of a Jew.
Through this existence, he creates the existence of all other things.
From this fact, the truth and strength of a Jew’s existence is self-evident.
What type of Jew can accomplish this?
We are not talking about someone who has special qualities in regards to his service to G-d.
The only spiritual service requested of him is that he beseech G-d to rule over him.
Although one cannot compare those who are in the category of “heads of tribes” to “wood choppers and water carriers,” nevertheless, the coronation of G-d is identical for every Jew, superceding all differences.
The point is that a Jew has strength, ability and power to create the desire within G-d to accept and become King over the entire creation.
It’s understood, that the existence of the entire creation, in truth, is brought about by the Jew’s coronation of G-d, and through which He becomes a King over the entire creation, which ultimately results in the fact that all of creation comes from the Primary being, G-d.
It’s obvious that since every Jew, men and even women and children, brings about the existence of the entire creation, they become masters over the world, and thus every single creation owes them recognition for this good.
Being that through the Jew, all beings were created, he therefore becomes the master over all of them.
This is especially so in regards to what needs to be accomplished on erev [every?] Rosh Hashana.
Since the judgment of Rosh Hashana is primarily regarding physical matters, as explained in Likutei Torah, therefore the Jew is in complete control, particularly over physical matters.
The physicality of the world itself has to recognize the good that the Jew has accomplished.
Through the Jews they came into being, and their true existence is through their unity with the True Being.
Since G-d and the Jews are one, each Jew becomes a True Being, and is thus able to bring about all of creation.
He therefore has control over all of creation and not only that, but they owe him thanks and are indeed thankful, for being provided with abundance in physical and especially spiritual matters.
We should have a good and sweet year with the ultimate abundance in both quality and quantity.’
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On Jews Becoming the Masters of the World – The Coronation of Hashem from the Likutei Torah