The Case for a 5772-Based Geula - Part 3
Updates from version 2 in red.
Continued from Part 1 and Part 2
And further, Rav Itamar Cohen Shlit"a adds that just as we find in the Gemara (Sanhedrin 38b) that at the 7th hour of the sixth day of Creation, Adam and Havah mated, similarly, the unification of the Redemption will occur at the 6½th hour of the sixth day, which is the midpoint of the seventh hour of the millennium. And it appears that we can add that the year 5772 - תשע"ב - hints to the seventh - שְּׁבִעִת - hour.
And it is hinted to in the Zohar (Tikkunim 28):
ובגין דלא יפרישו בין שש דאיהו עמודא דאמצעיתא, ובין שבע דאיהי בת זוגיה, צריך לבערא שאור וחמץ דאינון ערב רב, דלא יתחזיין בין שש דאיהו ו', ובין שבע דאתמר בה "שבע ביום הללתיך", בגין דערב רב אפרישו בין שש לשבע במתן תורה, כמה דאת אמר "וירא העם כי בשש משה", ואוקמוהו בשש, באלין שית שעתין עבדו ית עגלא, ואפרישו בין ו"ק דאינון שש לשבע, הכי יפריש לון קודשא בריך הוא בין שש לשבע.
If they merit, Ahishena - I will hasten it, but if they don't merit, Be'Itah - in its set time, as that is the time that HKB"H will want to reveal His Unity in sight of all living things לְמַעֲנִי לְמַעֲנִי אֶעֱשֶׂה [For Mine own sake, for Mine own sake, will I do it] (see Tikkunei Zohar Hadash 115).And similarly, it appears that there is a hint about the end of the year 5772 in the gemara (Megila 17b) Upon the closing of the seventh year - שְׁבִעִת - [Mashiah] Ben David comes. And it's also brought down in the introduction to the book "Yam Hahochma" from the Gaon Rav Y.M. Morgenshtern Shlit"a (5771):
As the new year comes upon us - the year 5771, it's proper to start off with what is brought down in the Likutei Hagr"a, which is published at the end of Sefer Emuna VeHashgaha by Rav Shemuel Milatzan Z"L, and this is what he writes:And also, the words in the verse "שבע שנים" [seven years] in gematria is 772.
I heard from Harav Hagaon the Elder Moreinu Harav Yitzhak Margaliot, the Av Beit Din of Szczuczyn, Poland, who heard from the light of the diaspora Moreinu Harav Hayim Volozhin Z"L, that the Gr"a Z"L said that in the book Mishne Torah [Sefer Devarim], it is hinted in every Parsha everything that will occur in the 100 years of the sixth millennium - the 10 parshiyot correspond to the 10 centuries because Nitzavim and Vayeilech are counted as 1, as is known. [YY - see also this post.] And Moreinu Rav Hayim asked him, "Where are we hinted to in Parshat Ki Tetzei, which corresponds to the sixth century that we are currently in?" And [the Gr"a] answered him that his name is hinted to in the word "Even Shelomo" [YY - the phrase is really Even Sheleima, but has the same letters as Even Shelomo, meaning "son of Shelomo" as the Gr"a's father's name was Shlomo Zalman].And his words are based on the words of the Gr"a in his commentary on Shir Hashirim that the Torah is made of 6 books since the story of Creation is considered a book on its own. And similarly, the Rav who authored the Avodat Hakodesh wrote, "The Written Torah contains 6 ends. And also the oral Torah has 6 Sedarim corresponding to the 6 ends..." because these 2 Torot are intertwined together and are influenced by each other... And these 6 books correspond to the 6000 years of the world, and the Mishne Torah [Sefer Devarim] corresponds to the sixth millennium and contains 10 Parshiyot - each Perasha corresponds to a century. And we already said that in Parshat Nitzavim/Vayeilech, everything that is done during this century is hinted to. And these  Parshiyot have 70 verses, and when we make a calculation and divide the aforementioned 70 verses into these 100 years, it comes out that every verse corresponds to 70% of a year, which is a bit more than two thirds of a year [YY - I think he meant to say that every year corresponds to 70% of a verse, which is a bit more than two thirds of a verse - not the other way around]. We see from here that the year 5771 is in the 50th verse: וַיְצַו מֹשֶׁה, אוֹתָם לֵאמֹר: מִקֵּץ שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים, בְּמֹעֵד שְׁנַת הַשְּׁמִטָּה--בְּחַג הַסֻּכּוֹת [And Moses commanded them, saying: 'At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles], and see there that Moshe Rabbeinu commanded them about the Mitzva of Hak'hel in the year after Shemitta. And it's known what Haza"l say that in the year after the seventh, Mashiah Ben David comes. Since this is the year that is coming upon us for good, despite the fact that according to the Shemitta cycle, this is not the year after Shemitta, nevertheless, according to the spiritual lights that are drawn from above, this year is considered like the year after the seventh.
And similarly, it is brought in the book "Mahamadei Eretz" from Harav Haga'on Rav Hayim Adani Shlit"a: The Malbim wrote on the verse (Micha 7:15) אַרְאֶנּוּ, נִפְלָאוֹת [will I show unto him marvellous things] - that is in the future. And in the Targum Yonatan Ben Uziel, he translates this as "אחזינון פרישן", which is the gematria of 772. And just as the Vilna Ga'on wrote in the Zohar Vayikra, in which he calculates the time of the Redemption according to what Ribbi Shimon Bar Yohai wrote that the time of the Redemption - one and a half - is the year 5772. And as a hint [to the year תשע"ב, the year is an acronym for] תהא שנת חסד [ - it should be a year of kindness - where the word for kindness - חסד] has the gematria of 72.
And similarly, the verse (Yeshaya 60:22) בְּעִתָּהּ אֲחִישֶׁנָּה [in its time, I will hasten it] has the gematria of עד ה' תשע"ב [until 5772]. And similarly, ע"ב [the number 72] is hinted in the verse (Yeshaya 60:22) בְּעִתָּהּ אֲחִישֶׁנָּה. And also, תשע"ב is hinted at in every place it is written וביום השביעי שבת [and on the seventh day, it is Sabbath] with a 2-letter backwards skip. And also the verse יום הששי: ויכלו השמים [the sixth day. And the heaven and the earth were finished...] - the word הששי hints to the sixth millennium and has the Mispar Katan of ה plus ז, which hints to the number 5700 inside the sixth millennium. And the word ויכלו in gematria is 72 to hint to the exact year of 5772. And also ה' תשע"ב is the gematria of ביאת המשיח [the coming of the Mashiah] [YY - I'm assuming this is with the Kollel or else he meant ה' תשע"א]. And also ה' תשע"א is the Rashei Teivot for every time it is written [in Shir HaShirim, e.g. here] תְּעוֹרְרוּ אֶת הָאַהֲבָה עַד שֶׁתֶּחְפָּץ [stir up love, until it please] that this year is a time to stir up love. And also 772 is hinted to in the beginning of the verse השבעתי אתכם בנות ירושלים. And it is also brought down in the name of Harav Haga'on Rav Matityahu Glazerson Shlit"a that the verse (Yirmiya 30:7) וְעֵת-צָרָה הִיא לְיַעֲקֹב, וּמִמֶּנָּה יִוָּשֵׁעַ [and it is a time of trouble unto Jacob, but out of it shall he be saved] has the gematria of 771 - and with the Kollel, 772. And also, the [full] verse (Yirmiya 30:7) וְעֵת-צָרָה הִיא לְיַעֲקֹב, וּמִמֶּנָּה יִוָּשֵׁעַ [and it is a time of trouble unto Jacob, but out of it shall he be saved] is the gematria of שנת ה' תשע"ב [the year 5772]. And also הִיא לְיַעֲקֹב, וּמִמֶּנָּה יִוָּשֵׁעַ plus the letters has the gematria of 772.
And it also appears that there is an extremely wonderful hint in the gemara (Berachot 9b) :
[The verse says] אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה ['I AM THAT I AM'] HKB"H said to Moshe, "Go tell Israel that I was with them in this servitude and I will be with them in the servitude of [future] exiles." Moshe said before Him, "It's enough for a trouble in its time." HKB"H said to him, "Tell them that 'I AM hath sent me unto you.'"
We see that Hashem told Moshe to inform Israel of the Redemption of the last exile just like He is redeeming them from Egypt. And Moshe said that he doesn't want to speak about the last exile and Redemption because דיה בצרה בשעתה "it's enough for a trouble in its time." And the word בשעתה is the letters ה'תשע"ב [The year 5772]. And it also hints to a Be'itah redemption - in its hour and its time.
[YY-Note that I don't necessarily ascribe to the political views of the author]
And Harav Hagaon Rav Avraham Feldman Shlit"a adds that דיה לצרה hints to the trouble of the Erev Rav, which should conclude in 5772. This is because "לצרה", if you switch around the letters, becomes הרצל [Herzl], the head of the Erev Rav, and דיה לצרה in gematria is שמד [utter destruction]. As is known from the Brisker Rav, who said that the intent of the Zionists was to simply make the Jews transgress their religion, as is known what they did to the immigrants from Oriental countries, etc. And we also find in the gemara (Sanhedrin 97a) Ribbi Yitzhak said: Mashiah Ben David will not come until the entire kingdom will be turned over to apostasy. And also דיה לצרה with the Kollel is the gematria of משה [Moshe], who said these words, to hint that he is sweetening this trouble, as is brought down in the Zohar (Hashmatot 253a) [the verse says] עַד כִּי-יָבֹא שִׁילֹה [as long as men come to Shiloh] who is Moshe [gematria of Shiloh].
And if you say that perhaps the intent of the gemara is that Hashem will be with Israel at the time of the exile and is not speaking about the time of Redemption, the answer is that it is brought down in the book "Sha'arei Orah" (Sha'ar 1,6) that the name א-ה-י-ה is the name of Redemption that He's coming to redeem from exile, as it says (Shemot 3:14) כֹּה תֹאמַר לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶהְיֶה, שְׁלָחַנִי אֲלֵיכֶם ['Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you] to hint to the 50th gate, which is called א-ה-י-ה that He sent Moshe to take the Children of Israel out of Egypt. And Harav Hagaon Rav Yosef Sheinberger Shlit"a adds that the name א-ה-י-ה with מילוי ההין is 151, plus the word כתר [which =620], which hints to the Kingdom - in gematria is 771.
And I also heard that there is a hint in the gemara (Shabbat 113b) that expounds the verse that is said about Rut, from whom the King Mashiah descends (Rut 2:14) "וַתֹּאכַל" [and she ate] refers to this world, "וַתִּשְׂבַּע" [and she was satisfied] refers to the Days of Mashiah, "וַתֹּתַר" [and she left over] refers to the future to come. "וַתֹּאכַל" [and she ate] in gematria is תאנה [fig] [YY - with the Kollel], which hints to the Tree of Knowledge, which is what we eat in this world until it will be rectified in the Days of Mashiah. "וַתִּשְׂבַּע" [and she was satisfied] hints to the year תשע"ב, which will be the days of Mashiah. "וַתֹּתַר" [and she left over] hints to the year תתר [the year 6000], in the beginning of the 7th millennium, when it will be the time of "the future to come". And similarly, ותשבע [and she was satisfied] hints to the abundance of sustanance. And this is similar to the Redemption from Egypt, where immediately when the light of the Redemption started to bud, the Jews received an abundance of sustanance from selling water to the Egyptians.
"six years he shall serve" - this hints to the 6 kingdoms who subjugated Israel: Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Media, Greece, and Rome/Edom. From then on, "and in the seventh he shall go out free".
And I also heard from my brother Harav Haga'on Rav Moshe Shlit"a that תשע"ב is the Rashei Teivot תהא שנת עת בעתה [it should be a year of the time of Be'itah]. And I also hear from Harav Haga'on Rav Shelomo Breyer Shlit"a that the verse "בִּשְׁנַת הַיּוֹבֵל הַזֹּאת תָּשֻׁבוּ אִישׁ אֶל אֲחֻזָּתוֹ [In this year of jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession] the Gematria of the Sofei Teivot is 772.
And I also heard in the name of Harav Haga'on Rav Eliezer Berland Shlit"a that the known saying of R' Nahman of Breslov Zatza"l: "הָאֵשׁ שֶׁלִּי תּוּקַד עַד בִּיאַת הַמָּשִׁיחַ" [my fire is burning until the coming of Mashiah] has Rashei Teivot of ה' תשע"ב both from the beginning to the end and from the end to the beginning. And it is also brought in the book "Si'ah Sarfei Kodesh" (vol. 2, 1:132):
When the child (of Rebbe Nahman [of Breslov]) died, Rabbeinu (Rebbe Nahman) said that Mashiah already cannot definitely come for 100 years.And after the great argument that occurred in Breslov, it is brought down in the book "Yemei Hatela'ot" that Rebbe Nosson of Breslov said:
The Redemption is already proven to be 100 years later than it was supposed to beAnd the year 5771 is 200 years from the death of Rebbe Nahman, who died in 5571. So, 5771 completed the 200 years of Rebbe Nahman and Rebbe Nosson. And also, in the end of the 13th story of the [Rebbe Nahman] stories that Rebbe Nahman said close to his death and hinted to the exile of the Shechina and the Redemption - he concludes "אני רופא אותה" ["I am healing it"] which is the gematria of 771 if you include the letters.
And Harav Haga'on Rav Shimon Raz added that there is a hint in the liturgical poem that we say during the Ne'ila prayer of Yom HaKippurim: "El Nora Alila": Oh, awesome G-d, invent forgiveness for us at the time of (בשעת) Ne'ila...Please inform us of the news of Redemption at the time of (בשעת) Ne'ila. And also ה'תשע"א [altogether =776] is the gematria of the words of the verses וַתַּעַשׂ אִמּוֹ מַטְעַמִּים, כַּאֲשֶׁר אָהֵב אָבִיו [and his mother made savoury food, such as his father loved.] and (Esther 5:6) מַה-שְּׁאֵלָתֵךְ וְיִנָּתֵן לָךְ; וּמַה-בַּקָּשָׁתֵךְ עַד-חֲצִי הַמַּלְכוּת, וְתֵעָשׂ['Whatever thy petition, it shall be granted thee; and whatever thy request, even to the half of the kingdom, it shall be performed.'] And also the verse (Yeshaya 65:25)זְאֵב וְטָלֶה יִרְעוּ כְאֶחָד, וְאַרְיֵה כַּבָּקָר יֹאכַל-תֶּבֶן, וְנָחָשׁ, עָפָר לַחְמוֹ; לֹא-יָרֵעוּ וְלֹא-יַשְׁחִיתוּ בְּכָל-הַר קָדְשִׁי [The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain] has the gematria of 771.
It's brought down in the pamphlet called "Hapela'ot" that was written during the time before the Holocaust that it was revealed to him from Heaven that the Keitz of the Redemption is hinted to in the verse (Shemot 15:9) אָמַר אוֹיֵב אֶרְדֹּף אַשִּׂיג, אֲחַלֵּק שָׁלָל; תִּמְלָאֵמו נַפְשִׁי אָרִיק חַרְבִּי, תּוֹרִישֵׁמוֹ יָדִי [The enemy said: 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.'] And he writes that it was revealed to him the 5 Alefs of the Rashei Teivot at the beginning of the verse hint to 5000 [חמשה אלפי] years, but no more was revealed to him. And it's clear according to what we're saying that after the 5 alefs, there is a ת"ש [gematria 700] in Rashei Teivot. And if we add the letters מלא from the word תמלאמו that come at the end of the Rashei Teivot, we get 5771. This means that until 5771, the enemy - i.e. the nations of the world - is able to chase Am Yisrael and reach him. And similarly, the verse that hints to the inner secrets of the Torah and about Ribbi Shimon Bar Yohai (Tehillim 68:19)עָלִיתָ לַמָּרוֹם, שָׁבִיתָ שֶּׁבִי- לָקַחְתָּ מַתָּנוֹת, בָּאָדָם [Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast led captivity captive; Thou hast received gifts among men] - the Rashei Teivot have the gematria of 772.
It's brought in "Likutei Torah" of the Ariza"l (Miketz):
[The verse states] וַיְהִי, מִקֵּץ שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים [And it came to pass at the end of two full years] - behold, שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים [two full years] has the gematria of 730 - in other words, every "year" has 365 days and 2x365=730. Plus, if you add the 6 letters of שס"ה שס"ה, you get the gematria of 736, which equals the simple and Milui gematria of א-ד-נ-י, and that is called the Keitz Hayamin up above.And Rav Glazerson explains that if it takes 36 years for the revelation of the Keitz Hayamin up above, we need another 36 years to reveal the Keitz Hayamin down below. And again we get 772. And it appears that we can add that the Ar"i speaks about the Keitz Hayamin up above - therefore, he gives the hint of 365+365, because 365 hints to the days of the solar year, which has a male aspect, which symbolizes the upper world. And if we would make the same gematria of the Ar"i on a leap year, which is 383 days, 2x383=766, and adding the Kollel of the 6 letters שפ"ג שפ"ג has the gematria of 772 - because a leap year connects the upper world with the lower world in the Sod of male and female that creates a fetus [עיבור, also the word for leap year], and the fetus produces the Mashiah. And also, the year 5771 is a leap year.
And it is also implied from the "Etz Hayim" by the Ariza"l (Sha'ar 50, end of 83) that in the year 5775, there will be a filtration in this world which is called "The Tree of Knowledge" between good and evil, and the good will separate from the evil, and we will bring his words:
Also, with this, you can understand the matter of the exile which is 1000 days of "weekday". And the idea is that there are 5 "Hesed"s, each one made of 100 parts, which equals 500 like the gematria of כתף ימין [right shoulder] and there are 5 "Gevurot" like the gematria of כתף שמאל [left shoulder] - altogether, 1000. And when they were in the Tree of Knowledge, it was called 1000 days of "weekday", since there is the good and evil, which is grain and straw. And the exile is having these 1000 placed there inside the evil that is there. And since the revelation of Hasadim and Gevurot inside the Ze'eir Anpin is from the chest down, which contains Netzah, Hod, Yesod, which is called the "hooks of the pillars", therefore, these mirror the holiness [from this verse] וְאֶת-הָאֶלֶף וּשְׁבַע הַמֵּאוֹת, וַחֲמִשָּׁה וְשִׁבְעִים, עָשָׂה וָוִים, לָעַמּוּדִים [And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars], and understand this. For there is only hold on the Tree of Knowledge in its revealed part, and this is the Sod of כָּל-הַיּוֹם דָּוָה [faint all the day] - 1000 years.That is that the verse וְאֶת-הָאֶלֶף וּשְׁבַע הַמֵּאוֹת, וַחֲמִשָּׁה וְשִׁבְעִים, עָשָׂה וָוִים, לָעַמּוּדִים [And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars] hints to the fifth millennium, which is in the Sod of כָּל-הַיּוֹם דָּוָה [faint all the day], plus another 775 years in the sixth millennium where the Kelipa has a hold on and there is a mixture of both good and evil. And in the year 5775, the good will separate from the evil. And this must be at a period after the Mashiah comes and he will fight against evil and separate it from the good.
And similarly, the verse (Bereishit 49:1) הֵאָסְפוּ וְאַגִּידָה לָכֶם, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יִקְרָא אֶתְכֶם, בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים [Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the end of days] has a gematria of 772. And similarly, I heard in the name of Harav Hagaon Rav Mordechai Elyashar Shlit"a that this verse in gematria is 3526, and if we add to this the time of Yaakov Avinu's death when he said the verse in the year 2255, we get the year 5781, of which there are hints regarding the building of the Beit Hamikdash. Like the verse (Daniel 7:13) וְעַד-עַתִּיק יוֹמַיָּא מְטָה [and he came even to the Ancient of days].
We find in Midrash (Yalkut Bereishit 157):
Yaakov wanted to reveal to his sons the Keitz Hayamin, but the Shechina was removed from him. He said, "Perhaps there is an invalidation in the products of my bed - like my grandfather Avraham, from whom Yishmael came or like my father Yitzhak, from whom Eisav came?" His sons said to him, "Shema Yisrael..." - just like in your heart there is only one, so too, in our heart, there is only one." Immediately, he started and said, "Baruch Shem Kevod Malchuto..."It appears that Yaakov hinted to them about the Redemption also in the words ברוך שם כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד, which hints to the time of the Redemption that Hashem's Kingdom should be revealed forever and ever. And also, מלכותו לעולם ועד has the gematria of 772 if you add the letters.
It's brought down in the "Sefer Halikutim" by the Ariza"l (Parshat Aharei p. 223) that "אדם" stands for אדם דוד משיח that these 3 have the same Mazal and the same root. And therefore, they [the latter 2] rectify the sin of Adam Harishon. According to this, Harav Hagaon Rav Eliyahu Nahmeini explains that King David was born in the year 2854 and ruled in Hevron at age 30 when Sha'ul died in the beginning of the year 2884, and his rule over all of Israel started in the year 2886, as is brought down in the gemara (Sanhedrin 20a and in Tosafot there) that for 2.5 years, David's rule was delayed over all of Israel since Ish Boshet ruled in Yerushalayim. It comes out that this number is from Adam Harishon until David ruled over all of Israel. And if we add another 2886, we get David again, who is the Mashiah in the year 5772. And also, ב'תתפ"ו in gematria [of 886] of דוד with the milui of the letters דלת וו דלת plus the letters. And also, תתפ"ו is hinted to in the verse that speaks about the preparation of the Minha (Vayikra 2:6) פָּתוֹת אֹתָהּ פִּתִּים, וְיָצַקְתָּ עָלֶיהָ שָׁמֶן; מִנְחָה, הִוא [Thou shalt break it in pieces, and pour oil thereon; it is a meal-offering.] And there is a hint here that the number 886 is connected with the preparation of the Minha, which is the preparation of the Kingdom and the preparation of the Redemption, as we mentioned earlier. And after you break it, it's possible to pour the annointing oil and coronate the king, like the continuation of the verse וְיָצַקְתָּ עָלֶיהָ שָׁמֶן; מִנְחָה, הִוא [and pour oil thereon; it is a meal-offering]. And Harav Hagaon Rav Yosef Scheinberger Shlit"a adds that the verse that hints to the preparation to the Kingdom, which is in the Sod of Rahel, is (Bereishit 29:18) וַיֶּאֱהַב יַעֲקֹב, אֶת-רָחֵל; וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶעֱבָדְךָ שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים, בְּרָחֵל בִּתְּךָ, הַקְּטַנָּה [And Jacob loved Rachel; and he said: 'I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.'] has the gematria of 772.
We find the gemara (Sanhedrin 98a):
Ribbi Yosei Ben Kisma's students asked him, "When is Mashiah Ben David coming?" He said, "I'm afraid perhaps you will ask me for a sign." They told him, "We're not asking you for a sign." He said to them, "When this gate will fall, and it will be built, and it will fall, and we will not have a chance to rebuild it before Mashiah Ben David comes." They told him, "Our rabbi, give us a sign." He said to them, "Didn't you say to me that you will not request a sign?" They said to him, "Give us one nonetheless." He said to them, "If so, the waters of the Banyas Cave will turn to blood." And they turned to blood.And also here, it is hinted to. יפל השער ויבנה [the gate will fall and will be build] has the gematria of 771 if you add the words. And also בֶּן קִסְמָא, אֵמָתַי בֶּן דָּוִד בָּא [Ben Kisma, when is Ben David coming?] has the gematria of 773. And also the hint of the water turning to blood hints to the Gog Umagog War that we will bring later from the Zohar that the Mediterranean Sea will turn red from the abundance of blood that will be spilled.
It's brought down in the book "Ben Yehoyada" by the Ben Ish Hai (Horayot 12) from the words of the Ariza"l who told Moreinu Harav Hayim Vital, "You should understand that the opening of the Gihon River touches the Kingdom of the House of David, and the beginning of the Redemption will be at its opening." And I heard that recently, they widened the Gihon Spring in Yerushalayim, but did not publicize it because they were afraid of the Arabs. And it is also brought down in the Ben Yehoyada (Sanhedrin 94a):
At the time that Moreinu Harav Hayim Vital was in the holy city of Yerushalayim, a certain powerful officer named Abu Sipin came and knew that the Jewish king closed up the waters of the Gihon. He asked [his advisors] if there's anyone alive today who would be able to reopen it. The non-Jews told him that there is one wise and G-dly man named Rav Hayim Vital - he definitely can reopen it. He sent after him on Friday and told him.... Moreinu Harav Hayim Vital had Kefitzat Haderech [supernatural speed] and went to Damascus, and the Ariza"l came to him in a dream and told him, "You have acted foolishly as this officer was a Gilgul of Sanheiriv and you have a spark of Hizkiya who closed up the waters of the Gihon, and it was an auspicious time to rectify and open the waters of the Gihon, and with this would have been the beginning of the Redemption." Moreinu Harav Hayim Vital answered him, "I did not want to use the holy names." The Ariza"l told him, "If you didn't use [the holy names] to come to Damascus, I would have stayed silent..." Moreinu Harav Hayim Vital said to him, "If so, I'll return to Yerushalayim to open it." He said to him, "חליף שעתא The time has passed and it's no longer the time."
And here, there is a hint חליף שעתא [The time has passed] has the letters תשע"א, which means that there was then an awakening of the aspect of 5771, but it was too late.
And it appears that we can explain why the opening of the Gihon is connected to the Redemption - according to what is brought down in the "Sefer Halikutim" by the Ariza"l (Parshat Ha'azinu p.325)
Adam Harishon repented for 130 years, when he sat in the Gihon until his neck, which is one of the 4 rivers of Gan Eden. And the reason he sat in the Gihon and not the others is because he sinned with כֹּל הוֹלֵךְ עַל-גָּחוֹן [Whatsoever goeth upon the belly] (meaning the snake) from the side of impurity, and this is the גיחון [Gihon] with a Yod on the side of holiness.
That is that the nurturing of the גחון [belly] and the snake is from the Gihon. And the Gihon is, if we can say such a thing, the snake up above, who is the root of the גחון [belly], which means that it's the גחון [belly] with a Yod, which symbolized the snake of holiness. And that is the Sod of משיח [Mashiah], which is the gematria of נחש [snake] since he is the root of the snake in holiness, as the aspect of the copper snake, which is a holy snake, as we explained in the essay "Hashmal Heit". That is that the Mashiah has the aspect of the Gihon, and if we widen this Gihon, it symbolizes the beginning of the Redemption. And they also annointed King Solomon via the Gihon as it is written: וְהִרְכַּבְתֶּם אֶת שְׁלֹמֹה בְנִי עַל הַפִּרְדָּה אֲשֶׁר לִי וְהוֹרַדְתֶּם אֹתוֹ אֶל גִּחוֹן וּמָשַׁח אֹתוֹ שָׁם צָדוֹק הַכֹּהֵן וְנָתָן הַנָּבִיא לְמֶלֶךְ עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל וְגוֹ' [and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon. And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel].
It is written (Tehillim 113:9) מוֹשִׁיבִי, עֲקֶרֶת הַבַּיִת-- אֵם-הַבָּנִים שְׂמֵחָה: הַלְלוּ-יָהּ [Who maketh the barren woman to dwell in her house as a joyful mother of children. Hallelujah.] and Rashi explains that עֲקֶרֶת הַבַּיִת refers to Tziyon [i.e. Yerushalayim], who is like a barren woman, Hashem will inhabit it. We see that the return to Zion turns Zion from a barren woman to the main woman in the house - because at the time of the exile, Zion is the aspect of a barren woman who cannot give birth, but at the time of the Redemption, the barren woman will turn into the main woman of the house, and also עקרת [main woman] with the Kollel has the gematria of 772 [YY - perhaps, he means 771.] And also, עקרת has the same letters as קערת, which hints to the Kingdom which has the aspect of קערה [bowl or plate], which, as is known, is one of the intents of the Seder plate.
Similarly, I heard in the name of Harav Haga'on Rav Yitzhak Shelomo Zilberman Zatza"l from the Jewish Quarter that they have a tradition from the Gr"a about the year 5772 as being the year of the Keitz, as is derived from the verses in the song of Ha'azinu. And similarly, I heard from one of the great Hasidic Rebbes who heard about 40 years ago that he has a tradition from an elderly man who descends from the students of the Gr"a - that that which everyone explains the sixth hour to be the winter of 5709 is not true, but rather the truth is 5772.
And similarly, I heard from Harav Haga'on Rav Yosef Scheinberger Shlit"a, who heard from a student of the Hafetz Hayim - Rav Grosnas Zatza"l - who was a guest once at the home of the Hafetz Hayim Zatza"l for Se'udat Shelishit in the year 5692, and the Rosh Yeshiva of Radin - Rav Landinsky Zatza"l - entered the room, and they spoke about the matter of Redemption. And the Hafetz Hayim said that it will not take more than 80 years until Mashiah comes - and again, we come to 5772. (This story is also brought down in the book "Me'ir Einei Yisrael" vol. 1 p.221, but it doesn't mention the number of years. I asked the sons of the family of Rav Grosnas Zatza"l about the story, and they said that the story is true, but they don't remember if the Hafetz Hayim said 70 years or 80 years.) And similarly, I heard in the name of Harav Hagaon Rav Yosef Hayim Zakkai Shlit"a, from the Kabbalistic Yeshiva "Nahalat Yitzhak" who heard 3 times from Rav Yitzhak Kaduri ZT"L that Mashiah will come in the month of Av, 5772. Words similar to these I heard also from a Jew who heard from Harav Hagaon Rav Yehuda Moalem ZT"L, who who heard it from Rav Kaduri ZT"L. And also, I heard from a Jew who heard from Harav Hagaon Ribbi David Abuhatzeira Shlit"a from Nahariya recently that we are currently in these days in a time of a Be'itah Redemption. And also, it is told over about the Admo"r R' Shlomke of Zhvil that he indicated during his lifetime about his young children, who are now very old, that they will merit to see the Mashiah.
[YY - This is the end of the first essay. If there's interest, I will BE"H continue with the next essay.]