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Moshiach ben Yosef & Yehoshua V

We continue with the second to last installment of Rav Daniel Krentzman’s sefer. Aseh V’Hatzliach – Success through Doing Actively Another essential factor in the mission of Mashiach ben Yosef is that the goals and efforts towards Tikkun Olam be achieved through “Asiyah,” that is, physical human effort and involvement in the physical world. Since…

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Moshiach ben Yosef & Yehoshua IV

We continue with Rav Daniel Krentzman’s sefer on Moshiach ben Yosef and Yehoshua. Giluy Sod –Revealing the Hidden Inner Dimension of the Torah Another important aspect of Mashiach ben Yosef is “Sod,” the possession and development of the hidden inner dimension of the Torah, and at times, its revelation to the world. Sod can also…

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Moshiach ben Yosef & Yehoshua III

We again continue with Rav Daniel Krentzman’s sefer on Moshiach ben Yosef and Yehoshua. Yeshoshua’s Reception of the Aspect of Mashiach ben Yosef At the very beginning of sefer Yehoshua the pasuk states: “And it was after the death of Moshe, servant of Hashem, that Hashem said to Yehoshua son of Nun, (Misharet Moshe) attendant…

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Moshiach ben Yosef & Yehoshua II

We continue with the introduction of Daniel Krentzman’s sefer on Moshiach ben Yosef and Yehoshua. An Introduction to the Aspect of Mashiach ben Yosef Before Adam HaRishon sinned, by eating from the Etz HaDaat, his personal avodah was primarily to perfect himself spiritually. He was placed in Gan Eden in an environment that would allow…

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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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Who is Moshiach ben Yosef?

I would like to give a little idea of who exactly is Moshiach ben Yosef, and I would also like to weave in some strands of the dvar Torah that I said in my Parsha Podcast on Vayeshev. Firstly, let us understand why we need two different Moshiachs. The Moshiach we’ve all heard of is…

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