Dreaming of Moshiach

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Beginnings

אין עשב שלא ממונה עליו מלאך ואומר לו גדל"
There in not one blade of grass that does not have an angel in charge of it and tells it to sprout.

If a blade of grass cannot sprout without HaShem's permission, how much more so a human being!? Hashem gives each soul certain strengths and certain weaknesses. Some of our weaknesses are given to us to be rectified and some of our strength are given to help others. We must acknowledge that our lives are totally in HaShem's hands and everything we do and say is only with permission from HKB'H.

B'h, with HaShem's permission and blessings, we are soon moving to Eretz Israel and therefore, I will no longer be blogging as much as I used to, if at all.

Thank you HaShem for allowing me to have a blog and thank you to all the readers for allowing my blog be part of your life. B'h, we will all meet very soon with the coming of Moshiach Tzidkenu, Amen.

When Moshiach arrives, be prepared to recite eight special brachot:

1. When we first hear from a reliable source the good news of Moshiach’s arrival, we recite
"Baruch Atah Hashem Elokeinu Melech Ha’olam hatov vehameiteiv."

2. When we see the huge throngs of Jews assembled to greet him, which will no doubt number at least 600,000 people, we recite,
Baruch Atah Hashem Elokeinu Melech Ha’olam chacham ha’razim.”

3. When one sees the rebuilt Beit Hamikdash or rebuilt shuls or batei medrash, we recite, “Baruch Atah Hashem Elokeinu Melech Ha’olam matziv gevul almana.”

4. When we actually see Moshiach, we will recite,
Baruch Atah Hashem Elokeinu Melech Ha’olam shechalak mikevodo lirei’av.”

5. Immediately after reciting this bracha, we will recite the bracha,
Baruch Atah Hashem Elokeinu Melech Ha’olam shechalak mei’chachmaso lirei’av.”
According to some poskim, one may recite these last two brachos when aware that Moshiach is nearby, even if one cannot see him.

6. When one actually sees Moshiach, one should recite Shehechiyanu.

7 & 8. According to the Lev Chaim, on the anniversary of Moshiach’s arrival, we will again recite Shehechiyanu to commemorate the date, and we will recite a long bracha mentioning some of the details of the miraculous events of his arrival. This bracha will close with the words, "Baruch Atah Hashem Go’el Yisroel."



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