Watch: Immediately following the sicha, the bochurim learning at Tomchei Temimim 770 held an urgent meeting to discuss what had to be done. Later they submitted a list of hachlatos to the Rebbe.
On Chof-Ches Nissan 5751 (1991), after Maariv, the Rebbe unexpectedly delivered a sicha on the uniqueness of the day, and the lessons we may take from it. Suddenly the Rebbe’s tone rose and he began to speak with pain:
“How is it that when many Yidden gather together, they do not do something to bring Moshiach, and they find it an option to remain in golus?! Even the shouting of Ad Mosai! is done because they are told to… Had they pleaded for Moshiach with true feeling, he would have already come! What else can I do to inspire others to want and bring Moshiach? – for after all that has been done, we are still in galus! Moreover, every individual is exiled in his personal galus in avodas HaShem. I am giving it over to you: do all you can to bring Moshiach now!”
Immediately following the sicha, the bochurim learning at Tomchei Temimim 770 held an urgent meeting to discuss what the Rebbe expected them to do.
The Kinus was addressed by bochurim: Avremel Sternberg, Mendel Lipsker, Yochanon Butman and Reb Dovid Nachshon.
After the gathering, the bochurim wrote down a list of hachlotos they had accepted to hasten the geula and submitted it to the Rebbe.
Also following this shocking sicha, Tzach in New York published a booklet with a collection of sichos and midrashim about the arrival of Moshiach translated into English.