Dreaming of Moshiach

Monday, May 14, 2007

Reveal in the Galilee


R. Shimon, zs'l, lifted up his hands and wept. 'Woe,' he said, 'to him who will live at that time! Yet fortunate he who will live at that time! When the Holy One comes to visit the "Hind" (Israel), he will examine who it is that remains loyal to her at that time, and then woe to him who shall not be found worthy, and of whom it shall be said, "I looked and there was none to help" (Isa. 22, 23).

Many sufferings shall then befall Israel. But happy he who will be found faithful at that time! For he shall see the joy giving light of the King.

Concerning that time it is proclaimed: "I will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried" (Zech. 13, 9). Then shall pangs and travail overtake Israel, and all nations and their kings shall furiously rage together and take counsel against her. Thereupon a pillar of fire will be suspended from heaven to earth for forty days, visible to all nations.

Then the Mashiach will arise from the Garden of Eden, from that place which is called "The Bird's Nest ". He will arise in the land of Galilee, and on that day the whole world shall be shaken and all the children of men shall seek refuge in Caves and rocky places.

Concerning that time it is written: "And they shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord and for the glory of his majesty, when He arises to shake terribly the earth" (Isa. 2,19).

"The glory of his majesty" refers to the Mashiach when he shall reveal himself in the land of Galilee*; for in this part of the Holy Land the exile first began, and therefore he will manifest himself there first, and from there begin to war against the world.
*Tel Kadesh in the Galil was the city of Leviim and Kohanim. It was destroyed by King Tiglath-Pileser III. He overran Israel, and deported the inhabitants to Assyria. Tiglath Pileser III was succeeded by his son Shalmaneser V, whom exiled the lost 10 tribes...




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