We are in the midst of 2 months of Ge'ula for the Jewish people. What an auspicious time for us! The season for redemption is upon us.
Nava summarizes the (alleged) statements of Rav Kaduri regarding Mashiah from the past few years.
I saw on another site that possibly when Rav Kaduri said that "after Sharon" will come Mashiah, perhaps he meant that Mashiah will come in the year that represents the letters that come after "שרון", which are "תשסז".
I also received an email from "Jonny" a few months back who offered this possibility (I don't do Daf Yomi, but I know that Daf Yomi is close to the page where this is mentioned in part - Megillah 17b):
7 year redemption cycle:
Year 1 - 5760 - "Rain in one city and not another"
This is a quote from the Hydrological Year Book 1999/2000 (5760)
"Depth of precipitation during the year 1999/00 was lower than average over most regions of Israel. The exception stretches over the northern and the coastal regions, where about 95 - 110% of the mean annual value were recorded. Depths reaching 85 - 90% of the mean annual values were observed in the Galilee, Golan, Yizre'el Valley and the southern coastal region; 70 - 80% of the mean were observed in the Judea Mountains and the Jordan Valley; 45-55% of the mean were observed in
the northern Negev and the Judea desert, and only 40% of the mean was observed in the central and the southern Negev. Depths higher than average were recorded at a few stations in the northern and central regions (Haifa 106%, Kefar Hess 107%), within the Yarqon and Ayyalon watersheds (Horeshim 102%, Tel-Aviv 111%) and in the Shomeron (Nablus 125%). Annual depth of precipitation over the Upper Jordan River Catchment reached only 75 - 80 % of the average."
Year 2 - 5761 - Slight Famine
After the Al Aska Intafada started the recession started in Jerusalem (5761)
Year 3 - 5762 - Great Famine
Most people I know lost their jobs by this year and many went back to Chutz La'aretz.
Year 4 - 5763 - Some satiated
The economic climate improved
Year 5 - 5764 - Great Satiation
Economy was quite good.
Year 6 -5765 - Voices
The Maharsha seems to mention that in the 6th year the "voices" are not the voices of Moshiach but:
"Ra'ash" - Earthquake.
Was this referring to the biggest earthquake to ever occur on this planet, followed by the Tsunami in Dec 2004 (5765).
Or was this voices of Moshiach impending arrival heard in in 5765.
Year 7 - 5766 - War
The Maharsha says that this is a war between the Goyim and the Jews - Hezbollah Lebanon war!
and the 8th (5767) is ....Ben David!
As the Ben Ish Hai often concludes:
יראו עינינו וישמח לבנו במשיח צדקינו במהרה בימינו אמן