Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Waiting for the Redemption

Guest post by Reb Aryeh

As I was reading your dream about the passuk מה אהבתי תורתך I noticed...
מה אהבתי תורתך כל היום
backwards it is מלך י-ה - HaShem has reigned; HaShem reigns.

Another interesting thing I noticed is that in the Haggada, there's a song at the very end that says:
קרב יום אשר הוא לא יום ולא לילה Near is the day that is neither day nor night
the gematria of the blue letters are (תשס"ח (5768

Recently, I was looking at the pesukim in Navi Zechariah (zs'l) perek 12;3. It says:
וְהָיָה בַיּוֹם-הַהוּא אָשִׂים אֶת-יְרוּשָׁלִַם אֶבֶן מַעֲמָסָה, לְכָל-הָעַמִּים... And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all the peoples

The gematria of the bold large words is (תשס"ט (5769 and the end acronym of the three words is אמת (truth).

I recently heard from a very reliable source that Rav Elya Svei Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia, said the following, "In תרצ"ט, 1939, Rav Elchanan Wasserman, zs'kl, said that Moshiach would come in 70 years."

After I heard this, I "happened" upon another story that Reb Elya Lopian z"skl Ish Ha'Elokim said from Rav Elchanan Wasserman that he was with the Chofetz Chaim, zs'l, in the beginning of World War I (circa 1914) and the Chofetz Chaim said that WWI was the first of three Gog Umagog wars. The next war would be in 25 years. That story ends there, but clearly Rav Elchanan Wasserman was someone in the know.

The gemara in Rosh Hashana lists off the ten exiles of the Sanhedrin which correspond to the ten exiles of the Shechina:
1. Chanut
2. Yerushalayim
3. Yavneh
4. Usha
5. Yavneh
6. Usha
7. Shfar'am
8. Bet She'arim
9. Tzipori
10. Teveriah.

The Gemara ends off with a statement of R' Yochanan, zs'l.
ומשם עתידין ליגאל שנאמר, התנערי מעפר קומי שבי ירושלים
From there (Teveria) will they be redeemed in the future.

"I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the moshiach, and though he may tarry, still I await him every day."




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