“At that time, the great prince, Michael, who stands beside the sons of your people, will appear. It will be a time of trouble, the like of which has never been since the nation came into being. At that time, your people will be rescued, all who are found inscribed in the book.”
In the times of the Baal Shem Tov there was a terrible outbreak of a dreadful disease in Mezibush. Men, women and children were falling ill to this rampant disease.
Out of desperation, the community leaders turned to the Baal Shem Tov and asked him to daven on behalf of the community that the plague vanish from their midst.
The Baal Shem Tov responded that the annulment of the decree was in their hands. The Baal Shem Tov explained to them that the solution to their growing problem was that the entire community participate in the creation of a new Torah. The people gathered took upon themselves to do just that and the Baal Shemtov instructed his Sofer to begin writing this Miracle Torah. And, amazingly, as the Torah was written, the community began to heal.