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Sunday, November 02, 2014

Rav Wolfson Shlit"a Talks About 5775 Being the Year of Geula

This video is from a month ago (during the Aseret Yemei Teshuva).  Please watch the whole video.  Rav Moshe Wolfson Shlit"a has an incredible Devar Torah on the verse ואת האלף.  The video is worth watching just for that.

But in addition, he mentioned a number of sources that mention 5775 as a year of Geula. He mentions (at minute 7:44) that he saw this in an old Sefer a long time ago.  He next mentioned the story of the Ba'al Hatanya (#3b from here).  Later (at 33:10), he mentions that it was also written in a Sefer from Rav Schlesinger from Monsey's grandfather in the name of earlier sources.


Teshuvah: 5775 – The Year Of The Geulah!

(h/t Bat Aliyah)

UPDATE: More on Rav Schlesinger's grandfather's Sefer


At Sun Nov 02, 12:36:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Vavim on the amudim in the Chatzer faced outwards? I will have to get my Mishkan picture from Rav Richman to see that. There is one little point though. While much of that 1775 shekels of silver went for the hooks, much of it went for the hoops and the caps of those same courtyard poles. The hoops and the caps encircled the poles inside and out. At least half of that silver on the hoops and the caps faced inwards into the courtyard of the mishkan. I wonder how that can be understood. Otherwise, thanks.

At Sun Nov 02, 01:01:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I would also argue that because the Holocaust took 6 million Jews, there are your Vavim right there. Alas there are now 6 million gilgulim in Eretz Yisrael. Also the Shoah was at the end the 7th cycle in 70 years plus 6x 300 cycles of Churban. You can't get more b'itah than that. The Shoah and the resurrection of souls in Eretz Yisrael clinched it for 5775. The Vavim were murdered, but now they are back, precisely in the last place that Hitler or Chamberlain would have thought that they would be.

At Mon Nov 03, 06:40:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Dassie said...

This was my first time hearing a Rav Wolfson shiur and I must admit that around 35 minutes, when he spoke so tenderly about how Hashem doesn't expect much of us, thus making anything we do so important, I got all teary-eyed. I've been feeling a bit middle-aged and jaded, and it was nice to be touched by such heartfelt pure Torah hashkafah. Thank you for your blog.

And recently, I was re-reading "These Children are Mine," the bio of Sarah Lederman, rescuer of Jewish children after the Shoah.
Page 56 records a 1939 conversation between Sarah Lederman and her brother, Moshe Aharon, a talmid of the Chafetz Chaim. He shocked her by telling her of his plans to go to Eretz Yisrael despite his solid opposition to the secular Zionist movement.
"Moshe Aharon said, 'Yes, Palestine! Now is the time to go there. This war that just started will go on for six years.'
[Sarah] was beside herself. 'Six years?! If the war continues that long, there will not be a single Jew left in Europe!'
Moshe Aharon answered her enigmatically, 'Yes, you are so right.'
....Her brother continued, 'Yes, the war will last for six years, and three years later the Jews will gain their own state....'
At this point, [Sarah] could no longer listen....But Moshe Aharon hadn't finished. 'Then the Messiah will come,' he said, and named a date whose last digit was five."

(Of course, such a date can happen every ten years, but still.)

At Mon Nov 03, 07:29:00 AM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

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At Mon Nov 03, 07:32:00 AM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rav Nachamn Kahana proved just a few months ago that this last war against Amalek has to be the third one within 70 years. Since the first one ended in 5705, the third one has to reach the flashpoint in 5775. (The 2nd one was the Cold War to defeat Atheistic Communism in the old Soviet Union. It was won when the Berlin Wall fell on the eve of 5750.) Therefore 5775 is the last possible year. Plus 5785 is neither a Shmittah year nor a Motzei Shmittah year. So 5785 is not a good candidate for Geulah b'itah. Given that the War against the Vavim (The Sixes) has to be a war with Amalek, 5775 has to be that that there are 6 million Jews in Eretz Yisrael.

At Mon Nov 03, 07:47:00 AM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Plus according to the medrashim, the tinderbox flashpoint will be on the Temple Mt., and the flashpoint will be with Yishmael. So we have arrived. And according to one very important medrash, we will not win the first battle for the Temple Mt., but it will start WW3 anyway. The test will be NOT to lose faith when we lose the first battle in 5775.

At Mon Nov 03, 05:32:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Please see my latest post, where I cite Rav Schlesinger's grandfather.

At Tue Jul 09, 08:50:00 AM 2024, Blogger nothing said...

Losing Yerushalayim and Har Habayit in 1948 could have well fulfilled that prophecy. Let's think positively and believe we are past that already.


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