Bati LeGani - The Sanctuary in the Heart
4 February 2020
Yud Shevat, 10 Shevat, Tenth Shevat
This discourse was said by the Lubavitcher Rebbe on 10 Shevat, 1980. This date is the Yahrzeit of the Sixth Rebbe who passed away in 1950, and this marks the beginning of the leadership of the Seventh Rebbe. The discourse begins 'I have come into My garden' (Song of Songs 5:1) which the Midrash explains as meaning that G-d's Presence returns to the world, as in the time of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Divine Presence was now in the Sanctuary built by Moses and the Israelites in the desert of Sinai. The discourse explains that within each person there is a Sanctuary and the Divine Presence. Realising this and exploring this idea helps us reveal the Divine Presence in our own lives and in the world around us.