אחרית כראשית

Understanding the Geulah process III

We continue with the first chapter of Acharis Ke’raishis: Here we have ‘two prophets saying a similar prophecy.’ The order of the redemption is split into two stages. One is the redemption itself, and the other is the beginning of the redemption, referred to as the “פקידה.” [This language of פקידה is found in the…

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Understanding the Geulah process II

One quick note, by way of introduction to the following piece. The concept of Shechina – the divine presence – always corresponds to the lowest level of the dimensions of reality, as does the concept of עפר – dust, as well as the Jewish people themselves, who are the vehicle for the Shechina, that is,…

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Understanding the Geulah process

I would like to share some more of the sefer Acharis Kereshis that I have been reading again recently. The book begins with some quotes from the Ramchal as well as the Gra. In the Mamar Hageulah of the Ramchal (page 54), he writes: One should know that there are two significant times in the…

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Redemption rising – part two

The introduction to the sefer אחרית כראשית continues: We find a similar idea in the Zohar on Parshas Vayishlach (קא ע”א) on the verse ויאמר שלחני כי עלה השחר – “[The angel said to Yaakov,] send me for the dawn has risen” : Rabbi Yehuda began and said (Shir Hashirim 6), “Who is this looking…

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Redemption rising as the dawn

I would like to share a book with you called אחרית כראשית by Rav Aryeh Shapira. The book quotes from Ramchal and the Gra and speaks extensively about the stages leading up to Geulah. The book is written in Hebrew and brings the original sources, and I will translate to the best of my ability…

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