Dreaming of Moshiach

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Day of Judgment

Our Rabbis tell us that the prophets could only describe life at the time of the Moshiach but what will happen at the time of resurrection has not been revealed to any human being.

However, the Vilna Gaon zs'l told of a dream in which his mother a'h [+/-] show/hide text
appeared to him. He questioned her about the everlasting world and what man encounters there.

''It is strange,'' she said, ''beyond all imagination. Every individual is asked to account, to give a din vecheshbon, for his every word and deed. The Almighty questions the person about all his acts and omissions. The Divine Court of Justice has a detailed catalogue of punishments to be meted out for each and every sin. There are relative weights which are assigned to all good and bad deeds by the Heavenly Court, for each precept and mitzvah. If a person desecrated the Shabbos, did he at least remember to rest?''

She added, ''Even you, the Vilna Gaon, cannot imagine what you will have to endure in the next world. Nobody is excused from the final Yom HaDin and every single action is put on the balance''.

There is a second trial which takes place when the time for resurrection approaches. This latter Day of Judgment is called the Yom Hadin Hagodol Hehanora, the greatest and most awesome Day of Judgment ever.

On that day the Almighty will reveal to the Jewish people everything that He has ever done and the reasons for all His doings. HKB'H will explain why each human being had to suffer and the way each one was rewarded. We will then understand that everything had a purpose and that nothing happened haphazardly. Then we will all proclaim, ''The Almighty G-d is perfect, all His ways are just!''




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו