Today I recorded the first in a series of shiurim on Moshiach. A lot of the material has already been presented on the blog, but there is some new stuff, and be’H it will be pretty organized, laying out the concepts clearly. The first episode is entitled “Beginnings – Adam’s sin.” The running time is a little under a half hour.
Here is the description I put on Itunes:
This episode starts us on our journey into the depths of Jewish tradition to begin to understand where the concept of Moshiach begins. In order to understand the concept of Moshiach, which is the end of times, we must begin at the beginning of time, with the first man, Adam. He is the first one our sages identify with the concept of Moshiach, and thus we must explore his mission and where he failed.
Rav Daniel Krentzman recently sent me a new pamphlet he has put out on Moshiach ben Yosef. It is about sixteen pages, and goes through the different characters in Tanach who played the role of Moshiach ben Yosef. It is worth looking at.
Also worth seeing is R’ Krentzman’s pamphlet I started to post here (but did not get to complete) on the 156 aspects of Moshiach ben Yosef as per the sefer kol Hator, based on the teachings of the Gra.
Final treasure is something I found while Googling “Yosef and Mussaf” for my last Parsha Podcast, which is a really deep piece on the character of Yosef hatzaddik himself, by Rav Eytan Feiner, who is an incredibly bright and incisive Talmid Chacham.