Moshiach

Moshiach 17 – 1948-1967-2024

What is the common thread that runs through the years 1948, 1967 and 2024, as well as the years 2005 (Gush Katif) and 1492 (Expulsion from Spain)? What is the concept of the Sod Ha’ibur – the Secret of the Leap Year, or, more literally, the Secret of the Pregnancy? What can we observe about…

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Matos-Masei – Stops on the Journey

Why does Hashem instruct Moshe to ‘reminisce’ about the many stops along the journey through the wilderness, especially in light of the Midrash’s statement that all these places were spots where the Jewish people angered Hashem? Why does the midrash state that in the future the wilderness will become inhabited and the habitation will become…

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Balak – Final Refinement

Why does Hashem lead the Jewish people to a place where they will sin? What is the significance of the waters of Shittim that the Jews drank of, which was also the spring that the people of Sodom drank from? Why does the midrash seem to make a clear connection to Abraham, sodom and the…

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Bo – Nissan Month of Redemption

What is the concept of Nissan being the first of the months? Why is this the first commandment the Jewish people receive as a nation? What is the idea of the ‘keitz’ and the ‘ibbur’ in regards to redemption? What is the concept of ‘the first’ and how does it relate to Hashem, Jerusalem, Moshiach…

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Moshiach times? Food for thought

I just watched the following video, and if you have the patience to watch the whole thing, it is a remarkable contrast to the craziness we have heard on the Moshiach blogosphere since its inception. I invite you to contemplate the full meaning of the video’s closing. The Fallen of World War II from Neil…

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Shoftim – King of Israel

What is the concept of a Jewish king? Why does the Torah command us to appoint a king, while it seems that it was not a good thing when the Jews asked for a king in the times of Samuel? Why do we pray three times daily for the king messiah, if the midrash states…

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Balak – Amalek, Israel and Moshiach – who is Amalek today?

Why is the verse that speaks about the ‘tents of Jacob’ immediately before the verse that speaks of the destruction of Agag, king of Amalek? What is represented by the number 72? How does Amalek manifest as the counter-force to the Jewish people? Who is Amalek today? How do we ‘fight’ Amalek in our times?…

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Vayechi – Hastening the End of Days

What is the goal of Yakov when he gathers his sons? Why is he unable to reveal the End? Why does his rebuke to Reuven, Shimon and Levi involve a directive to be careful about being hasty? What is the difference between Asifa-gathering and Kibbutz-gathering? How does waiting for the end paradoxically hasten its arrival?…

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