Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Distant Truth

Gemara states a few conditions for the revelation of Eliyahu HaNavi Zachur Latov, among these conditions, it states,

מסכת עדויות פ''ח ז: 'אֵין אֵלִיָּהוּ בָּא לְטַמֵּא וּלְטַהֵר לְרַחֵק וּלְקָרֵב, אֶלָּא לְרַחֵק הַמְקוֹרָבִין בִּזְרוֹעַ וּלְקָרֵב הַמְרֻחָקִין בִּזְרוֹעַ'
Eliyahu does not come to impure or purify, distance or bring closer, only to distance the near ones and bring closer those that are distance.

The "Chesed LeAvraham" clarifies the above with a very unique explaination: The letters in the word 'אמת' (emet/truth) are very distant from one another. In opposition, the letters of the word 'שקר' (sheker/lies), its letters are adjacent to one another; kuf, reish, shin, one after another.

We are captives in this world of שקר lies and very distanct from the אמת truth. A person prefers the easy road with immediate dazzling materialistic rewards, instead of the difficult road that requires efforts and rewards are not immediately given. A person prefers the nearby lies, rather than the distant truth.

But when Eliyahu HaNavi will appear and announce that time of redemption has arrived, the distant people will come near. Meaning, people that live in this world in distance אמת(emet/truth), will come near and those that are distance will disappear.

This is what the Chachamim meant.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgensztern of Kotzk, zs'l, better known as the Kotzker Rebbe (1787-1859) explains on the above passuk further.

''אֱמֶת מֵאֶרֶץ תִּצְמָח'' Truth from the land will sprout.
The only time that earth can sprout is when the seed is planted inside the ground. How will the truth sprout in the future? The lies will be planted deep inside the ground and from it, the truth will emerge.

One of the students asked the Brisker Rav, zs'l, "If the truth will sprout from the planted ground, how is it possible that there are so few people of truth in the world?". The Brisker Rav replied, "In order to achieve the truth that is sprouting from the ground, one needs to bend down a bit. The nature of man is refusal to bend down, even if it's for collecting the truth".

ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות

Autistic Message: A MESSAGE TO AMERICA
Throw out the false gods of money, lust and honor. Throw them out completely. Come back to truth, complete truth. Throw away your silly masks, your gaudy wigs, your baroque clothes...

I bentch Am Yisroel in America that you should accept Truth before it is too late, before the great darkness descends upon us all.

Only those who are close to truth, living it with bitachon, only those will survive the final judgment - which is very soon!

The end of the sheker (deceipt) is inevitable. So prepare yourselves to survive. Prepare yourselves to live in a world of truth. Time is going by and once you refuse to accept truth, you will not be able to turn back

Only the people who want to listen will hear the Truth. We can only reach the people who really want to hear the truth. Hashem is giving us all kinds of messages through what is happening in the world. He is showing us many roads to the Truth. Those Heavenly Messages will get to the deserving people in all kinds of ways. Hashem directs every bit of truth to the right heart.

The lies will vanish forever and the Truth will reign.




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