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Unread 11-03-2009, 01:36 AM   #1
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An oral tradition exists in Judaism that God determined the time of the Messiah's coming by erecting a great set of scales. On one side, God placed the captive Messiah with the souls of dead laymen. On the other side, God placed sorrow, tears, and the souls of righteous martyrs. God then declared that the Messiah would appear on earth when the scale was balanced. According to this tradition, then, evil is necessary in the bringing of the world's redemption, as sufferings reside on the scale. This is a particularly significant part of Holocaust theology
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It would seem that the above is saying a reason for the holocaust.

And if I remember correctly, the Rebbe said that we can't find any reason for the holocaust.
(I think that he said that only when Moshiach comes, will we be able to understand.)
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Thanks, but I want to know if someone can confirm or deny this medrash or whatever it may be. I'm not interested in how it's interpreted by whomever.
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