WHAT
Basics of Moshiach & Redemption.
Dream – is Moshiach a fantasy?
Surety – what’s the guarantee Moshiach will come?

Changes – how will life change in the Messianic Age?

Reward – how will we get paid in the Messianic Era?
Miracles – will there be miracles in the time of Mashiach?

End – will the world end?

WHEN
Coming – when will Moshiach come?
History – Messianic hopes & attempts in the past.
Predictions of when Moshiach will come - קץ or קיצין.
Dates – auspicious dates for the coming of Moshiach.
Today – can Moshiach come today?
Periods – durations and milestones in the Times of Moshiach.

These are the broad topics we'll cover, G-d willing:

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WHO

Moshiach – about the man.
Elijah and Moshiach.
Moshiach Ben Yosef.
You – your role in bringing Moshiach.

FESTIVALS & MOSHIACH

Rosh Hashanah | Yom Kippur | Sucot |  Chanukah | Purim | Pesach | Lag Ba-Omer | Shavuot | Tisha Be-av

HOW

Process – how will Moshiach come?
Shams – false Messianism.

Signals – signs of Moshiach.

SPECIAL

The Temple - בית המקדש
Resurrection of the Dead - תחיית המתים
Ingathering of Exiles - קיבוץ גלויות

WHY

Significance – how important is Moshiach?
Exile – what’s the purpose of Exile?
Delay – why is it taking so long for Moshiach to come?
Obscurity – why is the end-time so concealed?
Ambiguity – why is Mashiach so unclear?
Controversy – why is Moshiach so contentious?

WHERE

Moshiach – where is he now and in the past?
10 Lost Tribes – where are they?

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No More Strength.

Four Signs for the Coming of Moshiach --

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based on the verse:

כִּֽי־יָדִ֤ין יְהֹוָה֙ עַמּ֔וֹ וְעַל־עֲבָדָ֖יו יִתְנֶחָ֑ם כִּ֤י יִרְאֶה֙ כִּי־אָ֣זְלַת יָ֔ד וְאֶ֖פֶס עָצ֥וּר וְעָזֽוּב

When the L-rd will judge His people, and will reconsider His servants, when He sees that the power is increasing, and none is controlled or strengthened.

Deuteronomy 32:36

This is a common translation. Alternative meanings are explored in this Section.

This verse is from the Song of Haazinu (האזינו), found close to the end of the Torah.

The verse speaks of the End of Days,

  • When the status of the Jewish People will be at its lowest point (Abarbanel),

  • After having been terribly oppressed (Rosh on Torah),

  • With no one to help and evoke mercy over them (Rashi, Sifri) --

At-which-point the Redemption will come (Abarbanel).

The Four Signs

Talmud Sanhedrin 97a

With reference to the above verse, our Sages teach that Moshiach will not come until the following four signs occur:

1.  Informers will increase

Jews handing over fellow Jews to foreign authorities, either their lives or their possessions. Such informers are called "Moserot" in Hebrew (מוסרות).

Informing is one of the worst sins: An informer looses his portion in the Next World (Talmud Rosh Hashanah 17a, Rambam Laws of damages 8:9).

Before Moshiach comes, such informers will succeed in their endeavors and their influence will intensify (Rashi).

2.  Scholars will decrease

Torah scholars / students (Talmidim / תלמידים) strengthen Israel, but they will become fewer (Rashi).

3.  Wallets will become empty of coins

People will be empty-handed, with no funds available at their disposal (Rashi).

4.  People will give up on the Redemption

The People will be very lowly and claim that G-d is neither helping nor supporting Israel (Rashi).

Maharal of Prague

​Commentary  (Netzach Yisrael 36:3)

There's nothing worse than these four signs.

They are four integrated levels of attack that can be understood with

A Parable to a Tree

of which:

1)  Strong winds are smashing its branches. 

​Those are the informers who set to destroy the Jewish Nation.

2)  Roots are decaying. 

Those are the scholars who are meant to keep the nation alive but they just keep reducing in number.

3)  Soil is being de-fertilized. 

That's the depletion of funds which are meant to sustain the scholars (roots).

4)  Age is really showing. Just very very old. 

That's the length of Exile which is dragging on for too long, causing people to give up on the promised Redemption.

Looks extremely gloomy, doesn't it?

 

​There'll be nothing left of the tree!?

Coming Up

  • How these four signs have been fulfilled in recent history

  • What will happen to our dear tree?

  • Positive insights into these four signs