Nearly ten and a half years went by, in the course of which R’ Zushe did not stop asking for permission to build.
However, the Rebbe did not give him permission to begin, and answered, “It is not yet the time.”
At the end of Shvat 5752, a change occurred. Mrs. Naomi Rivkin passed by the Rebbe at a “general yechidus” and she said that her husband asked if he could begin building the Palace for the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach.
The Rebbe answered with a smile, “ASK A RAV IN ERETZ ISRAEL.”