“Six hundred thousand footmen are the people, bekirbo (in whose midst) I am...”

-Beha’alotecha 11:21

This verse intimates the mystical principle that there is a spark or part of Moses in every one of his people: taking the word bekirbo literally, the verse reads “in whose innards I am.” Thus Moses was connected with every Jew, and this enabled him to be the “faithful shepherd” of Israel and its redeemer from Egypt.

The same applies to Moshiach. Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov teaches that within every Jew there is a spark of the soul of Moshiach. This spark constitutes the very core of everyone’s soul which each one is to unveil and release to govern his life. Each one will thus redeem himself, and this will bring about the national redemption for all of Israel.

Moshiach is connected with the entire nation of Israel, with every single Jew, and that is why he is able to redeem all the Jewish people.