Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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.


At Wed Dec 29, 07:31:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your articles are getting to be too complicated for me to grasp. What happened?

At Wed Dec 29, 09:24:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of us that do not speak Hebrew the loss is great. Please, be more considerate.

At Thu Dec 30, 02:54:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Neshama said...

It's the dichotomy between Aretz and Chutz L'Aretz.

What does Hashem want from His Children?

At Thu Dec 30, 05:17:00 PM 2010, Blogger joshwaxman said...

in Eretz Yisrael, i think they know how to learn...



At Fri Dec 31, 07:46:00 AM 2010, Anonymous Yissachar said...

Can we take that as positive feedback?

At Fri Dec 31, 08:06:00 AM 2010, Blogger joshwaxman said...

well, what i meant is that this is true in the general case, such that i don't think the dichotomy could explain this. but now, it is an explained joke, and no longer funny.




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