Rav Fish Explains 5772-5773 (Video)
Updated - see below
I'm coming out of retirement to bring you this video (in Hebrew) of Rav Fish beginning to explain the essay that he has worked on for a couple years. This looks like it will be the first of many videos on the subject. The folder where it looks like these videos will be stored is here.
(This video is really just over 50 minutes long, but it seems that the whole video is repeated without sound for some reason, so you can ignore the second 50 minutes.)
In this video, Rav Fish first gives a general introduction to his still-expanding essay on the Geula. Among many interesting things, he mentioned that he showed his essay to many rabbis and not one Rav said that what he is doing is improper.
Later in the video, he explains how the two opinions in when to start the 100 years (whether it starts in 5700 or 5701) will affect whether 5771 was the end of exile and 5772 starts the Geula or whether 5772 is the end of exile and 5773 starts the Geula. Another monkey wrench added into the equation is the conflicting Zohars and Girsa'ot in the Zohar as to whether we count 60 + 6 + 6 or 60 + 6.5 + 6 or 60 + 6.5 + 6.5.
An interesting thing he mentions is that if the end of exile was this year (5772), then the passing of Rav Elyashiv ZT"L was not just on the actual day of the end of exile, but it was also in the exact hour, according to his calculation.
Ketiva Vahatima Tova to all and may we merit to see very good things in the near future.
Many more of the videos can be found here.