Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Significance of Eight: 5768

In Judaism, the number eight always alludes to a departure from the "natural" world, and entry into the supernatural world. The number eight represents a level that is higher than nature and above time. Eight is the level of the miraculous, not bound by the laws of nature. If we look at our history, we can see a pattern of great miracles and redemptions that occurred in the year ending with the number eight:

* Avraham Avinu, zs'kl, was born in the year 1948
* Moshe Rabenu, zs'kl, was born in the year 2368
* Exodus from Egypt occured on 2448 (תמ"ח)
* We received the Holy Torah at Mount Sinai on 2448
* In the desert, we won the war against Amalek on 28 Iyar, 2448
* Yericho (Jericho) was captured by Yehoshua bin Nun, zs'kl, in the year 2488 (תפ"ח)
* The first Bet HaMikdash was built in the year 2928
* The second Bet HaMikdash was built in the year 3408
* Rebirth of Israel on Iyar 28, 1948
* The fall of SMolmert's government on 5768

There are only 2 months left in the year 5768 and therefore, it is important to remember the recent dream Rabbi Shachne Zohn Shlita had when the Chafetz Chaim, zs'kl, appeared to him and said, "The redemption is close. Publicize and prepare yourself."

The Rav Gaon Dov Yaffe Shlita, Mashgiach of Yeshivat Knesset Chizkiyahu in Rechasim, told this dream to the Yeshiva students in a recent shiur. Also, Rebbanit Batsheva Kanievsky Tichye said that she knows this dream is accurate and it's a Mitzvah to publicize it.
חלום חלמתי וראיתי החפץ חיים זצ"ל והוא אמר לי לפרסם בעולם כי הגאולה קרובה וצריכים להיות מוכן לגאולה

HaRav HaGaon Mordechai Ganut Shlita, author of the sefer "Calendar in its time", explains that this year, 5768, is the most interesting year ever in Jewish history. And don't forget one of our favorite websites, Redemption 5768...

The number eight is also associated with the revelation of Moshiach (משיח ends with the gematria number 8), may he come speedily, in our days!




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