New 5771 Geula Predictions - Part 2
See Part 1 here. See also Parsha blog's rebuttal and Rabbi Katz's defense of his position from others.
Rabbi Katz has another Shiur on how the year 5771 is what was meant by Rashi in Daniel.
He again goes into the Rashi in Daniel 7:25, but this time, he also uses the Rashi in Daniel 8:14 to bolster his position.
Within the Shiur, he vigorously defends the idea of taking the words of the Rishonim not at face value and calls it "חשמל" - silent speech. At the end of the Shiur, he says that whenever the year "becomes holy", you can expect to find the "Peshuto" of Rashi.
In my learning experience, I had never learned Rishonim the way Rabbi Katz is learning them. Nor do I think he has a Kabbala for any of the Hiddushim he says. That said, I do applaud his efforts in this, and hope that his Heshbon is correct.
I happen to like 5771 for other reasons.
May the Geula truly come this year.