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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Case for a 5772-Based Geula - Part 4

Continued from Part 1,Part 2, and Part 3

The Keitz of the Zohar of Be'itah

The Zohar talks about the Keitz of Be'itah - that Mashiah is has to come because the time has arrived, and the Keitz is a process of 100 years as it explains.  (Here is the wording of the Zohar Parshat Vayeira page 119a.  The notes are according to the commentators on the Zohar and the introductions to the books "Yam HaHochma" from Harav Haga'on Rav Y. M. Morgenshtern Shlit"a, with a few additions.)

רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן פָּתַח וְאָמַר, "וְזָכַרְתִּי אֶת בְּרִיתִי יַעֲקוֹב", מָלֵא בְּוָא"ו אַמַּאי, אֶלָּא בִּתְרֵין סִטְרִין אִיהוּ רָזָא דְּחָכְמְתָא, חֲדָא דְּאִיהוּ רָזָא דַּרְגָּא דְּחָכְמְתָא, אֲתָר דְּשָׁרֵי בֵּהּ יַעֲקֹב, אֲבָל הַאי קְרָא עַל גָּלוּתָא דְּיִשְׂרָאֵל אִתְּמַר, דְּכַד אִנוּן גּוֹ גָּלוּתָא, הַהוּא זִמְנָא דְּיִתְפַּקְּדוּן בֵּית יַעֲקֹב יִתְפַּקְּדוּן בְּרָזָא דְּוָא"ו, וְאִיהוּ בְּאֶלֶף שְׁתִּיתָאָה. וּפְקִידָה בְּרָזָא דְּוָא"ו, שִׁית רִגְעֵי וּפְלָג עִדָּן, וּבְזִמְנָא דְּשִׁתִּין שְׁנִין לְעִבּוּרָא דְּדָשָׁא בְּאֶלֶף שְׁתִּיתָאָה, יָקִים אֶלָהּ שְׁמַיָּא פְּקִידוּ לִבְרַתֵּהּ דְּיַעֲקֹב.

The Zohar speaks of the process of a Be'itah Redemption which lasts 100 years, as the first 60 years are called "Ibura Dedasha", which is a door which goes to and fro on its hinge in the Sod of Mashiah Ben Yosef, who opens the spiritual influence and then closes it. According to the introductions of the books "Yam HaHochma", the 100 years started in the year 5701, which was when the new 100 years from creation began, and the Holocaust broke out, whereupon occurred the ending of the "filtering of the sparks" from all the places where the Jewish Nation encamped in the many years of their exile, as we see that in most places, it was almost totally free of Jews. And also Oriental Jewry left from the lands in which they encamped in the many years of their exile. All this is applicable to the period of Mashiah Ben Yosef, whose mission is to conclude the "filterings" in all places.  At the same time, the beginning of the century started a great wave in the building of the Land of Israel - both by Jews and Arabs, who think they build for themselves, while it is clear to all that all this is designated for the Jewish people who will return to their land soon.  (See Pirkei DeRibbi Eliezer chapter 30, that in the future, the children of Yishmael will build the destroyed cities in the Land of Israel in the End of Days.)  All this is applicable to the period of Mashiah Ben Yosef, whose mission is to prepare the physical vessels to accept the lights of Redemption.  And the preparation for Redemption is not the "At'halta Dig'ula" [beginning of Redemption] as others erred in saying, just as polishing one's shoes for Shabbat is not the beginning of Shabbat, and here is not the place to be lengthy.  (There is no intent here to get into the matter of the identity of Mashiah Ben Yosef, who is one of the righteous ones of the Generation or a few of them who worry to enact - both spiritually and physically - all the matters that we mentioned and many more that we didn't mention.)

[To be continued]


At Thu Jun 23, 06:03:00 AM 2011, Blogger joshwaxman said...

I have a very handy and quick proof for mashiach coming in 2012.

come 5772 / 2012, read the gemara in Sanhdrin 98a.

of course, that is not a 'ketz'. but i'll readily grant that one can 'figure out' from sources that each and every year is the 'ketz'

kol tuv,

At Thu Jun 23, 07:14:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Neshama said...

That's an interesting concept, the 'preparation' building up to the "Days of". Following the Shoah was the settling and building up of Eretz Yisrael. And this fits the narrative. Likewise the Arabs building our homes. It fits.

"whose mission is to conclude the "filterings" in all places" this could refer to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who saw his personal mission as collecting those souls who were still lost; and he prev Rebbe was known to say that all the sparks have been gathered and all that was left is to "polish the buttons," which is what Rabbi Schneerson oversaw. I heard this many times in Cr Hts.

At Thu Jun 23, 06:16:00 PM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

I agree Neshama, that's what it sounds like to me too.
It can't conclude fast enough for me....although things are getting interesting lately. Heaven only knows what kind of Finale we're in for.


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