Thursday, September 1, 2016
More Great Email
I received an additional Email with more very interesting and informative information. It comes from my friend Rav Yosef Stern, who has been a reader of my blog for a while. I thank him so much for this contribution of information; it truly is well done and inspiring:
Rav Schwab said, "Waiting patiently is a vital aspect of serving Hashem properly...
Waiting patiently is something we all struggle with.
Elsewhere, he states:
Chazal (Berachos 32b) teach us that the verse, "An impatient wait brings sickness of the heart" (Mishlei 13:12), refers to one who prays to Hashem and wishes to see an immediate resolution to his problem" (Rav Schwab on Chumash, page 210).
Continuing, ... The Ultimate Redemption will be like the morning star, which sheds very little light as it begins to emerge, but then burst forth and can be seen in its full and luminous glory" (Ibid. 209-210).
What he referring to by "morning star?" He's definitely using this as a parable to the Ultimate Redemption.
However, we find this "star" in Parashas Balak.
Balaam said, "I shall see it, but not now" (Bamidbar 24:17).
The Ramban says, "Balaam spoke about the very distant future of the Jewish people, the time when the final Messianic redemption would come. Thus, his entire series of pronouncements encompassed four periods in Jewish history: in the Wilderness (23:7-10); their impending conquest of the Land (23:18-24); their period of greatness after conquering the Land and their
surrounding enemies (24:3-9); and now of the End of Days.
Continuing, Balaam says, "A star has issued from Yaakov and a scepter-[bearer] has arisen from Israel" (Bamidbar 24:17).
"Though speaking of future Jewish kings, Balaam spoke in the past tense, for it is common in prophecy that the prophet 'sees' the subject of his speech as clearly as if it had already taken place.
The star is a king, and the scepter is the royal power to overcome opposition and bring everyone under his sway.
This Jewish king will defeat the nobles of Moab as well as the entire world. Seth was the son of Adam and Eve who became the ancestor of all mankind, so that the children of Seth are all the people on the face of the earth.
The identity of this "king" is the subject of dispute. According to Rashi and Ibn Ezra, it is David, the first great conqueror among Jewish kings, who was victorious over Moab (II Samuel 8:2). As noted above, however, Ramban interprets this entire passage with reference to Messianic times. According to him, Messiah is called a "star" - more likely a shooting star, or meteor - because he will have to flash across heaven, visible to the whole world, as it were, to gather in Jews from their dispersion. At that time, Moab will not be spared, even though the Jews of Balak's generation were commanded not to conquer Moab.
Here's is the Zohar's take on the star:
"Then the 7th window will open in the entire world, and its star is 'kochav Yaakov' and this is the one about which Bilaam said 'a star shoots forth from Yaakov' and this star will be luminous for 40 days and 40 nights. When Melech Hamoshiach will be revealed, and all the peoples of the world will be gathered to him, then the verse will be fulfilled which states, 'The root of Yishai, which stands as a banner for peoples, to him shall the nations inquire, and his peace shall be [with] honor'" (Yeshaya 11:10).
Elsewhere the Zohar states:
"... We will see a star shooting forth from the East, as an indication that Moshiach will come from the East. This planet will have seven satellites around it, hinting to the seven heavenly ministers that rule over the nations of the world. Moshiach will reveal himself in the Galil" (Shemos 6b or 7b).
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Nevertheless, a person who yearns to experience Hashem's revelation upon Moshiach's arrival will experience incredible sweetness. On the other hand, if a person doesn't invest any thought into the events surrounding the coming Moshiach, Moshiach might come and the salvation might take place, but the person will never know that it happened" (Rav Schwab in the name of the Chofetz Chaim; see Rav Schwab on Chumash, page 262).
As the Pesikta Zutra on Esther (4:17) states:
"The salvation of G-d is like the blink of an eye." The origin of the idea that G-d’s salvation is sudden and quick seems to appear first in Bereishis 41:14. Joseph was languishing in prison in Egypt, but after correctly interpreting the dreams of Pharaoh’s butler and baker, he is mentioned to Pharaoh as a candidate for interpreting Pharaoh’s dream. The verse then says, “They rushed him from the dungeon” (ibid. 41:14), and in the space of a very short time, Yosef went from prisoner to president.
You see from Yosef's experience that, "Salvation is found in troubles" (Tehillim 46:2).
The Sforno comments, “In the manner of all G-d’s salvations, which happen in a moment, as the verse states, ‘For my salvation is quick in coming’ (Yeshaya 56:1), and also as the redemption happened from Egypt where there was not even time for the dough to rise, and as will occur in the future redemption where the verse states, ‘Suddenly, the L-rd Whom you seek will come to His sanctuary’ ” (Malachi 3:1).
All we have to do is follow the advice of the Novi:
"I will put my hope in Hashem [and] await the G-d of my salvation; my G-d shall hear me!" (Michah 7:7)
I repeat from above: Nevertheless, a person who yearns to experience Hashem's revelation upon Moshiach's arrival will experience incredible sweetness. On the other hand, if a person doesn't invest any thought into the events surrounding the coming Moshiach, Moshiach might come and the salvation might take place, but the person will never know that it happened" (Rav Schwab in the name of the Chofetz Chaim; see Rav Schwab on Chumash, page 262).
How can we, in the words of Rav Chaim Kanievsky, wait and anticipate the imminent arrival of the Moshiach?
Read Days Are Coming by Rabbi Moshe Silberstein, to find out!
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I received an interesting article telling us that the Cave of Machpelah will be opened exclusively to Jews on Yom Kippur Katan Elul, today.
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