Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Why Are You Not Arriving?

When they came to ask Reb Menahem Mendel from Kosov, a'h, (founder of Vihznitz Chassidus) and asked why Moshiach hasn't arrived yet, he answered with a question. "Why didn't Moshiach arrive yesterday? Because today we are like yesterday".

Reb Saba Aryeh Leib of Shpola, a'h, asked Moshiach "Why are you not arriving? What is taking you so long? I swear by my beard, Bnei Yisrael will not do Tshuva". Rav Yisrael of Rojen adds "I don't argue, but I promise You HKB'H, the second Moshiach will appear, Am Israel will do Tshuva immediately".

Grand Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh of Zidichov, a'h, on his death bed wondered why absolute Tzaddikim that passed on to Gan Eden are not shaking Upper Worlds to send Moshiach. He arrived to the conclusion that they must be sitting by the Divine Light, busy learning Torah and assuming that Moshiach has already arrived. An hour later he said that when he will pass on, he'll not enter Gan Eden into the Divine Light until Moshiach arrives. He will not allow Am Israel to suffer any longer.

The Yehudi HaKadosh, (Reb Yaakov Yitzhak Rabinowitz, a'h, Founder of Pshischah Chassidism)and his student, the Lev Simcha, Reb Simcha Bunim Alter of Ger, a'h, were discussing how it'll be when Moshiach's arrival is announced. Reb Simcha Bonim said he'll sleep litte and have his Tfillin and and Talit under his head and when Moshiach's arrival will be announced, he will right away wake up. The Yehudi HaKadosh answered that "During the birthpangs of Moshiach, no one will be able to sleep".

Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Kotzak, a'h, says "Moshiach will arrive when Am Israel will be occupied with Parnassa (income), and they will be in a state of confusion, and out of nowhere, Moshiach will appear".

Reb Meir of Mezeritch, a'h, says "Before the arrival of Moshiach, Am Israel will have a great urge and desire for HaShem, as it says כי בי חשק - and then Moshiach will arrive".

The Rambam, a'h, says: "You, my brothers, be strong and be courageous... Birthpangs of Moshiach is a trial and test of your Emunah and for the nations of the world to know HaShem's greatness".




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