Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Birkat Hachama

Kadosh Elyon האדמו"ר מאסטראווצע, zs'kl, author of Meir Enei Chachamim, wrote 200 years ago the third time that Am Israel will bless the sun on Wednesday, 14 of Nissan will be in the year 5769, and adds, "This will be last time ever and shortly afterwards, the Geula MUST come, b'h!".

One might ask, "What about the additional times when Birkat Hachama fell on 14 Nissan?" My husband and I pondered over this and my husband suggested that the reason the Rav only mentions only 2 Birkat Hachama is because both were connected to redemptions.
(1) The miracle of being redeemed from Egypt, and;
(2) The miracle of Purim.

Birkat Hachama prior to being redeemed from Egypt was on Wednesday, Nissan 14, 2447 and the following year Nissan 15, 2448 at midnight Am Israel left Egypt.

Birkat Hachama prior to the miracle of Purim was Wednesday, Nissan 14, and Rashi, zs'kl, writes that the following year, in Adar, the decree to kill the Jews was annulled, and our enemies perished.

From here we learn that both Birkat Hachama were connected to redemption, and both redemptions occurred within a year. Although we believe everyday that Moshiach will come today, but if it will take about a year for the final redemption to arrive, nonetheless we will not lose hope and continue to eagerly await his arrival.

החוט המשולש לא במהרה ינתק
The triangular thread will not quickly sever.

The third and final time we will bless the sun before the year 6000 on Wednesday 14 of Nissan will be b'h next week.

Birkat Hachama is a critical time of judgment for Am Israel. Before leaving America, my husband merited to see the Tzaddik Nistar once more. He told my husband in order to sweeten the judgment on this very critical day, one should observe תענית דיבור (no talking) till after Birkat Hachama.

B'h may we all see tremendeous miracles, Amen ve Amen.




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