Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the 66th year Moshiach will be Revealed

I don’t pretend to understand Zohar, but throw this out to those who may find this a tasty “condiment of wisdom” (“פרפראה לחכמה”). Think of it as “hors d’oevres” before the Redemption's meal.

The holy Zohar writes (119a; or in 478, depending on how the book is published):
“In the 66th year Moshiach will be revealed
in the land of the Galil ....”


Like I said, I’m not here to explain, but only to point out that the 66th year is significant relative to the Lubavitcher Rebbe because on the 11th of Shvat of this year the Rebbe entered the 66th year of his “reign” (as far as ‘Moshichists’ see it).

As far as I’m concerned, we’re up to our necks in signs of the Geulah (סימנים) and want the real thing already, but this gem is too valuable to keep private.

This gem was pointed out to me by a friend, Rabbi Yaakov Bock, who also points out that which the Rebbe said about the “Galil” (referring to the same Zohar):

Translation (a part of a conversation):
The Rav Mordechai Eliyahu shlita:
“'U’va l’Tziyon goel' (It says ‘And the Redeemer will come in Zion.')”

The Rebbe shlita (smiling):
“'U’va l’Tziyon goel' is said in future tense, but we need it said already in past tense, or at least a moment after this already occurred!”

“Our sages in Midrash say Moshiach (Eliyahu HaNavi) will first reveal himself in the Galil, specifically in Teveria, which is of “goodly appearance”, but no one will mind if Eliyahu HaNavi first appears in the Diaspora, even in Brooklyn, and the next day Moshiach will go to Teveria.”

9 comments:

  1. Are you waiting here for this to take place or leaving now for Israel?

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  2. Goldie, from your question it is extremely clear you haven't read, if you'd care to, the Rebbe's treatise entitled Bais Rabbeinu Shbebavel, where the Rebbe clearly deduces from nigleh sources that Moshiach will first arrive or be revealed in chutz l'Aretz, whencefrom too the Beit Hamikdash will take flight from.

    If you're really interested and can follow his simple lead, the Rebbe will take you step by step, if your Hebrew and your Torah knowledge is ample - here's a link:
    http://www.insidechassidus.org/media/Classes/SICHOS/SICHOS_5752_02_465_BML_73.pdf

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  3. I need this in English. Is it online in english? You told this to me before on my blog Tidbitsoftorah.blogspot.com.

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    1. Goldie - left you a response of your blog, namely,
      http://www.beismoshiach.org/_pdf/770.pdf

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  4. It is more likely that Mashiach will be revealed when he is 66 years of age. Thus the mystery holds to the last moment for us, as only Hashem knows the moment of Mashiach's arrival. Any prior setting, as anchored to the life of Rebbe, and other such interpretations, contradict the revelation of Mashiach as a mystery. The idea that Mashiach will be 66 years of age, when revealed, is the mystery since we don't know who is the Mashiach, thus not knowing when he comes.

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    1. How old is Yonatan who is still held captive though he was set free. He is somewhere in crown heights now

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    2. Avi - if you really wanted to know who Mashiach is, and a huge segment of the Jewish population tells you they know who it is, don't you think it behooves you to at least read what that person wrote before you reject the notion? What's with this 66 year-old nonsense too? (I assume you ANTICIPATE Moshiach any day and therefore would be anxious to know all about him -- instead of just throwing random darts.

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  5. Anonymous3:38 AM

    https://visionofgeulah.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/66th-year-of-what-exactly/

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    1. Over in your link, do you say something else? Or did you just repeat what you see here?

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