Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Obvious Signs of Moshiach

We have seen quite a lot of convincing bits of information (like my 100 pages that I offer for your review) that scream the obvious announcement of Moshiach being immanent (5772).  I thought I would give you a short list from one source in the Oral Torah (Tractate Sotah 49b).  What follows is the actual translation from Artscroll of the Mishnah that states what to look for just prior to the coming of Moshiach and the notes that discuss sources and commentary of the event.  I present this for your review and evaluation of the obvious signs that we have already experienced.  I need not say any more – just read and decide for yourself what it means.

In the period which will precede the coming of Moshiach, [2] insolence will increase, and costs will soar. [3] The vine will yield its fruit yet wine will be dear [4] and the government will turn to heresy,[5]  and there shall be no rebuke [6].  The erstwhile meeting place of sages will be [used] for harlotry [7] and the Galilee will be destroyed and the Galvan [8] desolated, and the people who dwell on the borders will wander about from town to town [9] but they will not be succored (Assistance in time of distress; relief).  And the wisdom of scribes [10] will decay [11] and those who dread sin will be despised [12] and truth will be absent. [13] Youths will blanch the faces of elders; [14] elders will stand in the presence of minors. [15] The son derides his father; a daughter rises against her mother [and] a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the people of his household. [16] The face of the generation is like the face of a dog; [17] a son is not abashed [in the presence] of his father. [18 pertains to the Hebrew not the English] Upon what, then, can we lean?  Upon our Father in Heaven! [19]

2. Literally: with the heels of Moshiach, an expression borrowed from Psalms 89:52. The simile refers to the final period of Exile (Rashi), when Moshiach will not yet have come but signs of his imminent arrival will be discerned, as though his approaching footsteps were already audible.
Alternatively: a heel, the lowest extremity of the human body, may be used as a synonym for end (see Ramban to Deuteronomy 7:12), so that the wording used simply denotes the end of [the period which will usher in] Moshiach (see Rashi to Sanhedrin 97a and to Psalms ibid.).
According to Radak to Psalms (ibid.), the wording used may mean: while Moshiach delays.
3. Taanis 7b lists insolence and desistance from Torah study among those sins which cause droughts [and resultant high prices]. The curse of inflation is therefore a direct consequence of two conditions enumerated earlier: the decline of scholarship until scholars [are] like - schoolteachers, and an increase of insolence (lyun Yaakov).
A parallel passage cited in Sanhedrin 97a honor will be contorted; people will not respect each other (Rashi ibid., first explanation).
4. For all will be engaged in drinking parties (Rashi), so that even a plentiful supply of grapes will not suffice to fill the demand for wine (cf. Rashi to Sanhedrin ibid, first explanation).
5. The world's dominant power (Meleches Shlomo) will aid the spread of non belief (Tiferes Yisrael).
6. No man will be able to reproach another, because all men will be iniquitous. When a sinner is admonished, he will simply retort, "You are no better than I!" (Rashi)  Alternatively: and there shall be no proof The bearers of truth will be unable to demonstrate the falsity of heretical views (Zekukin D'Nura to Seder Eliyahu Zuta Ch. 16).  (How is that for a description of activities for me last week?)
7. In Tannaic times, batei midrash (study halls) were generally built outside the towns. With the decline of Torah study they fall into disuse, and their isolation makes them favored locations for illicit trysts (Rashi). Alternatively: There will be meeting places for harlotry.  Sinners will be so brazen that they will openly designate places of immorality (Yad Ramah to Sanhedrin ibid.).
8. The name of a place (Rashi to Sanhedrin ibid.). Psalms 83:8 mentions Geval among the lands that border Eretz Yisroel to the south.
Targum Yonasan to Genesis 32:4 renders the land of Seir (Idumea, the northwest tip of Arabia, just southeast of Eretz Yisroel) as Gavla; similarly, Targum Yonasan to Deuteronomy 33:2; compare Targum Yerushalmi ibid.  Tosofos to Avodah Zarah 59a, see also Knrlxm HaEdah.
9. [The borders will be attacked intermittently at various points, so that the inhabitants of border towns will be driven from town to town.] Maharsha to Sanhedrin ibid. suggests an alternative translation for: the people of the provinces. The term used is often applied to Eretz Yisroel outside of Jerusalem. [Thus, the northern and southern environs of Eretz Yisroel will be utterly barren, while the inhabitants remaining in the inland area will wander as exiles in their own Land.]  
(I have heard Rabbis of today describing the devastation of the Galilee as the results of the many rockets that decimated the area during the 2006 war with Southern Lebanon and the discussion about the people of the border as everything that has transpired with Gaza – the disengagement of the people of Gush Katif (who to this day many have still not received help in relocating or compensation that was promised) and the continued firing of about 12,000 rockets and mortars on the border towns of Israel.)
10. A common designation for Torah scholars. See above, 15a; see Kiddushin. 30a.
11. From Jeremiah 49:7: Counsel has been lost from the children; their wisdom has decayed. Or: will melt away (see Psalms 58:8). A paraphrase of Isaiah 59:15: And truth was absent. As rendered by the Targum there: Those who follow truth shall [be forced to] conceal themselves. Truthful men will be compelled to flee the towns and subsist in small secluded groups (Maharsha). They will shame them [publicly] (Rashi to Sanhedrin ibid.). Youths will demand honor from elders, a manifestation of the increase of insolence (Rashi ibid.). (I rest my case – it is difficult these days to tell the truth – not too many people want to hear it.)
16. The entire sentence is a verse in Micah (7:6), except that the verse begins with the preposition meaning For the son ...  
17. They will be shameless (Rashi to Sanhedrin. ibid., second explanation); and the dogs are audacious (Isaiah 56:11). Alternatively, the face of the generation refers to the affluent (see Rashi to Genesis 41:56), who will lack compassion and will refuse their destitute brethren charity, like dogs that refuse to share the meat they have scavenged (Eitz Yosef).
Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman in Kuntres Ikvos Meshicha quotes an explanation heard from the Chafetz Chaim. The face of the generation are the leaders (see Bereishis Rabbah 79:6). A leader must guide his people authoritatively and teach them right from wrong. But in the period before Moshiach, the ostensible leaders will first check to see if their views will be popularly received, like a dog that looks back to see if his master follows. (You mean that they get elected by telling you whatever you want to hear and then forget their promises and do whatever they want?  Their own hidden agenda for personal advantage.)
18. Some variants read whom instead of what; see Dikduhei Soferim HaShalem. (Strictly talking the Hebrew interpretation)
19. Following immediately upon the previously quoted verse from Micah, verse 8 reads: But I put my hope in Hashem [and] await the G-d of my salvation; G-d shall hear me!

 As suggested by Malbim's explanation of Psalms 89:52, the Tanna's depiction of the final stage of Exile should be viewed not as a litany of woe, but rather as a consolation. When the ruin foretold befalls, and the triumph of iniquity appears assured, that shall signal the advent of Moshiach.

This was only on small list of events that will happen just before the Moshiach is introduced.  It is a small sample from thousands of events that we have been told from scriptures, the Talmud, the Zohar, the Midrash, commentary from many, many Rabbis for thousands of years, etc, etc, etc.  I presented this for your review since you should come away with the feeling that all of the above has happened (past tense). 

Are there events that we have heard about that have not happened?  Let me tell you just a couple even though there are more.  One can see that even with these events that were recorded a long, long time ago, should be compared to current events happening in the world.  It becomes obvious that the described events are imminent.  Two examples:

From Link---
The Zohar says, that when the king of Damascus falls, Moshiach will come.The numerical value of the words:  Melech Shel Damesek (the King of Damascus) = Bashaar Assad

Plus the Yalkut Shemoni said: "Rabbi Yitzchak said: 'In the year in which the Messiah-King appears, all the nations of the world are provoking each other. The King of Persia (Iran) provokes an Arab king and the Arab king turns to Edom (the US and Europe) for advice. And the King of Persia goes back and destroys the entire world. And all the nations of the world are in panic and distress and they fall upon their faces and are seized with pains like those of a woman giving birth, and Israel are in panic and distress and asking 'where shall we go? Where shall we go?,' and He says to them 'my sons, do not fear; all that I have done, I have done only for you. Why are you afraid? Do not fear, your time of redemption has come, and the final redemption is not like the first redemption, because the first redemption was followed by sorrow and servitude under other kingdoms, but the final redemption is not followed by sorrow and servitude under other kingdoms."

This and the discussion in the Talmud (Yoma 10) talk about Edom (the US and its coalition) attacking Iran.  The additional commentaries that we have seen recently hint to the war starting in the Straits of Hormuz.Both these events: The fall of Assad in Syria and the attack on Iran are in the news everyday and are even believed (according to the news to be within days if not hours).

I still have 100 pages that states outright, this is the year of Geula and why available.  Just request by Email:

In decades of reviewing scriptures to what is happening in the world, I have never seen such an obvious comparison and vast list of signs that we are there.  Get ready and, of course, continue to prepare.  I repeat myself but I am becoming more emphatic every day; the need to repent, pray, give charity, study Torah, help others, do mitzvot and completely turn to Hashem is of a great necessity for you and your loved ones.  Time is running out.

1 comment:

  1. This was sent to me on Email but I thought was very interesting. I got permission to post it.

    It states in Isaiah 17:1: "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap."

    Damascus will be destroyed because of its insolence, hatred and slaughter. G-d forbid; we know Bashar Assad has threatened to harm Israel if anyone tries to stop them from killing their own people.

    I would like to add that Israel is the safest place in the world because Hashem wants it that way and loves His people. There is extensive proof of what I am saying, not just what is says in scriptures. I am hoping to do a blog in the near future on the subject. B"N