Dear Friend,

Early Tuesday morning, Twitter went down. Shortly after service was restored, #twitterdown became a trending topic.

We’ve grown so accustomed to communicating with anyone, anywhere, anytime, that a temporary outage can feel like a major crisis. Talk about First World problems!

If you are old enough to vote, you surely remember a world without Twitter. If you’re old enough to run for president, you can remember a world without the Internet. And if you’re old enough to collect Social Security, you even remember a world without touch-tone phones.

The world is marching towards a reality that we never imagined. Today, Wednesday, is Yud Shevat, the day the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—formally assumed leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in 1951 and outlined his vision of a world transformed, from jungle to garden, from ignorance to enlightenment, from poverty to plenty.

In 1951, it was hard to imagine how information could be spread to the farthest corners of the globe, how enough food could be produced to sustain every single human being, and how each individual could have his or her say in the global discourse.

But the technology is now in place to do all that, and we’re just warming up. The Jewish dream of Moshiach is about to become a reality. Perhaps your mitzvah will be the one to push us all over the cusp. Go ahead and do it. #Moshiachnow

Menachem Posner,
on behalf of the Editorial Team