4th Anniversary of R' Ovadia's Mashiah Dream
In honor of the 4th anniversary of Rav Ovadia Yosef's dream about Mashiah, I will bring you the details from ynet's Hebrew site (my translation):
The spiritual leader of Shas reported to those close to him emotionally that he saw the Mashiah coming to the Kotel and announcing: "I want that all the Avrechim (Kollel members) should be recruited to teach Torah." Rav Ovadia told over that in the dream "In all of Jerusalem, there were only Jews והמבין יבין. And all strangers that were not Jewish were not [there], and were already expelled from Israel." Rav Ben-Tzion Mutzafi, one of the important rabbis in Shas: "This shows that the redemption is really close."
by Avishai Ben Haim
First report: There is a Messianic fervor and spiritual upheaval in Shas, following the occurance that the movement's spiritual leader, Rav Ovadia Yosef, told over - that last Friday night, Mashiah was revealed to him in a dream. Rav Ovadia told over the Messianic dream when he brought up the matter at the wedding of one of his grandchildren, which took place 2 days ago (Monday) in the evening. Rav Ovadia told over that he saw Mashiah in a dream reaching the Kotel and saying "I want that all Avrechim should be recruited (to teach Torah).
Rav Ovadia spoke very emotionally and said, "On Friday night, I saw in a dream that the Mashiah came to the Kotel, and in the plaza, it was filled with people. The Mashiah told them, 'Gentlemen, I have now come. There are a million students who don't learn Torah - they learn in secular schools. I want all the Avrechim to be recruited. מי לה' אלי - so that there should be teachers to teach them Torah. There should not be one school left that there will be no Torah in it - all of them should be learning Torah.' " After he quoted the words of the Mashiah in the dream, the rabbi concluded with the words ,"And I heard all this in a dream until I awakened." Following the impression that the dream left, Rav Ovadia organized a special gathering that will take place next Sunday in the Porat Yosef Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
And all strangers that were not Jewish were not [there], and were already expelled
The story of Rav Ovadia's dream spread rapidly, and merited various explanations [unknown translation]. Rav Ben-Tzion Mutzafi, one of the closest rabbis to Rav Ovadia Yosef, said about Rav Ovadia's dream that, "We didn't hear about anyone that merited to see the King Mashiah in a dream, and if a man like Rav Ovadia Yosef, of whom the Shechina speaks from his throat, merits to see the King Mashiah, this shows that the redemption is really close."
Rav Mutzafi was called yesterday to the rabbi's home, and he told over the full details of Rav Ovadia's meeting with the King Mashiah to the pirate radio station "Shuva Yisrael". Rav Mutzafi told over that Rav Ovadia described for him that "he saw the King Mashiah found at the Kotel". The spiritual leader of Shas refused to describe to Mutzafi what Mashiah looked like, but said, "They told me that this is the King Mashiah, and it looked as if this was the King Mashiah, and the Kotel was packed with many thousands of people, but not just the Kotel, rather in all of Jerusalem, there were only Jews, והמבין יבין. And all strangers that were not Jewish were not [there], and were already expelled from Israel."
Rav Mutzafi continued to detail what Rav Ovadia described to him: "I saw the whole area from the Kotel until the Jordan River full of Jews that came from the ingathering of the exiles, from the resurrection of the dead, and from all places - millions and millions of Jews. The entire area was filled with only Jews, and there were no non-Jews left...and they told me that from now, there will be no more wars, there will be peace in the world, it will be quiet, and the King Mashiah has already been ruling."
Rav Ovadia continued to describe to Rav Mutzafi that "there was a flag of the King Mashiah, and upon it, it was written 'רוח אפיו ימית רשע' [I don't know if this really supposed to be וּבְרוּחַ שְׂפָתָיו יָמִית רָשָׁע or not - YY]. He added details about his conversation with the King Mashiah: "I asked him, the Mashiah: 'Why don't you reveal yourself already? Look, we are suffering, and we're all in pain.' The King Mashiah answered me in these words: 'Because there are a million Jewish children who do not say the Shema Yisrael every day - because of this, I have not come. Go tell all single Yeshiva students and Avrechim to go out and bring people closer to Avodat Hashem.' "
This was the main part of the article. If there's interest, I'll translate the rest of the article as well.