The reason the Rebbe was focused on inspiring and steering people, is because we all need to learn Torah. Being it is our foundation; the Rebbe may have brought it up in Yechidus more than other things. I say in Yechidus because, in public, the Rebbe spoke so much about Torah learning. One old timer suggests that he believes it was spoken about more than Moshiach.
Recently I reflected on a story that really shows the effect the Rebbe had and how much he impacted everyone. One person told me a story where he entered Yechidus and told the Rebbe. “I will do whatever you want, just don’t ask me to learn” The Rebbe laughed. Interestingly, until he was very old, he spent a lot of time learning – every spare moment.
On the flip side, some people told me about it saying they want to implement the Rebbe’s instruction to them.
This got me thinking; On one hand, none of us are in a position to judge anyone else, especially as the Rebbe may call out someone on something very challenging for them. But on the other hand, we the younger generation would do anything to have a personal Yechidus with the Rebbe; to hear out our deepest issues and guide us on our life mission. How can those who had the Zechus of the Rebbe spending his precious time with them then say that they are still trying to implement the Rebbe’s instructions so many years later?!
Maybe my thoughts will inspire those who were Zoche. However, we all were really Zoche, even those who didn’t get the opportunity to have Yechidus. The Rebbe gave us guidance in every area of life and we are lucky enough to take advantage of that. Through fulfilling the Rebbe’s instructions, we are able to still connect to Him.
Seemingly, Limud Hatorah is a challenge for all; but if Hashem asked us, we have the Kochos.
Accordingly, I would like to suggest what “Kabalos Hatorah with joy and internally” means.
Shavous is a time for Kabalos Hatorah. Recommitting ourselves to Torah. We should not look at Limud Hatorah as a pain; It is a Mitzvah and a Zchus; a joy. Internally means entrenching Torah in our life with a Kvius; a goal, and or pushing past our comfort zones – making learning not a contribution from our time, but the proper use of our time.
Our Shavuos campaign is to support the work of Yagdil Torah. Yagdil Torah attempts to inspire Torah by making it joyful, by making it real, internal and readily available.