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Unread 03-02-2006, 07:42 PM   #51
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The Shpoler Zaida once said: "Our greatest sages begged of You to bring Moshiach and You didn't want; The Ari begged and You didn't want; other great people in each generation begged and You didn't want; until it came to the point that an insignificant one such as I, stand before You and ask for Moshiach, and even now You refuse. I say to You: 'There will come a generation that will not want You and will not want Moshiach--then You will bring him.'"
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In the time to come it will be apparent in every entity that it is the handiwork of G-d's creation. People will be able to perceive how the true nucleus of each particular entity, with its distinctive features and characteristics, is the Word of G-d -- that is -- the particular Divine Utterance which suffuses it with vitality and grants it life.

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Rav said, "The world was created only for [King] David." Shmuel said, "The world was created only for Moshe." Rabbi Yochanan said, "The world was created only for Moshiach."

(Talmud Sanhedrin 88b)
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Presiding over the trial on the "Day of Judgement" will be Moshiach himself... He will weigh and consider the bleak life that Jews have lived in exile. He will intercede on their behalf and seek out their merits, pointing out that they did not want to sin: they were unable to overcome their Evil Inclination. Moshiach will see everyone's virtues.

(Likutei Diburim of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn)
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The shofar blast of Yom Kippur mirrors the "great Shofar," which signifies the ingathering of the exiles during the Redemption. Both the shofar blast of Yom Kippur and the "Great shofar" issue one simple, long note, in contrast to the other times (i.e. Rosh Hashana) when the shofar is blown at different lengths and intervals.

(Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad Chasidism)
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A chasid persistently asked his Rebbe to tell him why the Messiah has not come and why the Redemption promised by the Prophets and Sages has not been fulfilled. The Rebbe answered: "It is written, 'Why has the son of Jesse (Yishai) not come, either today or yesterday?' The answer lies in the question itself: Why has he not come? Because we are today just as we were yesterday."
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As he looked into the Book of Adam, Moses was shown the Sages and the leaders of all generations of the future. When he thus gazed ahead at the generation that would live to witness the footsteps of Moshiach, he saw that they would have but a modest conception of Divinity, and in serving G-d with their minds and their hearts they would not attain the loftiest peaks of G-dly service. Rather, they would actively observe the Torah and its commandments in a spirit of self-sacrifice. At the same time, he was shown what joy this service would bring about in the heavens Above. (Sefer HaMaamarim 5710)
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ps- does anyone read this anymore? just wondering- cuz if not then maybe im just wasting my time trying to find a good moshiach thought to post here.....
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All the thousands who perished in battle in the days of [King] David, perished only because they did not demand that the Holy Temple be built. This presents an a fortiori argument: If this happened to those in whose midst there had not been a Holy Temple, which, therefore, was not destroyed in their days, yet they were punished for not demanded it, how much more so then with regards to ourselves in whose days the Holy Temple is destroyed and we do not mourn it and do not seek mercy for it!" (Midrash Tehilim and Midrash Shmuel)
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Unread 03-15-2006, 05:16 PM   #60
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All the thousands who perished in battle in the days of [King] David, perished only because they did not demand that the Holy Temple be built. This presents an a fortiori argument: If this happened to those in whose midst there had not been a Holy Temple, which, therefore, was not destroyed in their days, yet they were punished for not demanded it, how much more so then with regards to ourselves in whose days the Holy Temple is destroyed and we do not mourn it and do not seek mercy for it!" (Midrash Tehilim and Midrash Shmuel)
One of the most powerful Midrashim out there!
The Chofetz Chaim also says that we must demand Moshiach as a worker demands his salary!
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Unread 03-16-2006, 03:57 AM   #61
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It is incumbent to await the coming of Moshiach every single day, and all day long... It is not enough to believe in the coming of Moshiach, but each day one must await his coming... Furthermore, it is not enough to await his coming every day, but it is to be in the manner of our prayer "we await Your salvation all the day," that is, to await and expect it every day, and all day long, literally every moment! (Torat Zev)
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written, 'Why has the son of Jesse not come, either today or yesterday?'
Jesse?
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The Rebbe answered: "It is written, 'Why has the son of Jesse not come, either today or yesterday?."
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Yishai in hebrew.
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Unread 03-19-2006, 03:43 AM   #65
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Every generation has its goal.
Ours is to hasten and ensure the coming of Moshiach. (The Rebbe, 5741--1981)
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We must feel that until the Redemption becomes manifest, our lives are lacking. This perception should lead to an increased desire and yearning for the Redemption and also an increase in the activities that will hasten the coming of the Redemption.
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Every experience of personal redemption hastens the coming of the Final Redemption. Living in the spirit of the redemption and infusing that spirit into all the dimensions of our life experience, is not merely an individual matter, but affects the world in its totality, bringing the universal Redemption even closer. (The Rebbe)
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We must look at every moment that we still remain in exile not as a moment of exile but rather as a preparation for the Redemption. With this perspective in mind, we can much more easily confront and overcome the difficulties of exile and complete our mission. (The Lubavitcher Rebbe, 10 Shevat, 5714 - 1954)
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Within the soul of every Jew there is a spark of the soul of the King Moshiach. Perceived from the other side, it thus goes without saying that the soul of Moshiach is based and built on the souls of all the individual Jews, regardless of their tribe of origin and regardless of their actual spiritual state. The very existence of a Jew is connected with Moshiach. (The Rebbe)
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"The teachings of Chasidus," one might argue, "are indeed like gems and pearls, but I'm not one to chase after pearls. I'm satisfied if my clothes aren't torn." The answer to this argument is that, since we have to get ready for the coming of Moshiach--when we will be privileged to enter the marriage canopy together with the King of Kings--we will need pearls, too. (Likutei Sichos)
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Moshiach is standing on the other side of a wall that is already cracked and crumbling. He is, as it says in Song of Songs, "watching through the windows, peering through the crevices." And it surely goes without saying that a glance from Moshiach gives a person the energy that he particularly needs to complete the required preparations so that he can be privileged to greet Moshiach. (The Lubavitcher Rebbe, 1985)
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This is an interesting quote from the Rebbe's sicha VaYakhel 5752 vis a vis the kibbutz galiot in our times.
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"We see in recent years how the verse 'and Moshe gathered . . . the Jews' is occurring literally--the ingathering of the exiles of Jews from all over the world, who are returning to the Holy Land. The [current number of] aliyos [Jews ascending to the Land of Israel] is incomparably greater than those of previous generations."
(Shabbos Vayakhel, 5752--February 29, 1991)
". . . There is nothing left to wait for any longer, since [the Jewish people] have already completed all areas of Divine service and have done teshuva. It is now solely up to the coming of Moshiach himself."
(6th of Cheshvan, 5752--October 14, 1991)
"What is our task?
"There only needs to be the acceptance of his [Moshaich's] kingship by the people, and the devotion and attachment between the king and the people in a most revealed sense."
(Shabbos Mishpatim, 5751, ch. 10--February 9, 1991)
http://torah4blind.org/count.htm#From%20th...he%20Rebbe
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The ultimate perfection of the days of Moshiach is a kind of birth --a revelation of the light of G-d within the deepest recesses of a man's heart. (Torah Or of Rabbi Shneur Zalman, Va'eira, p. 55a)
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Our Sages explain that on Tisha B'Av, Moshiach is born. This cannot refer to his actual birth, because Moshiach will not be an infant when he redeems our people, but rather to a strengthening of his influence. For our Sages refer to a birthday as a day when mazalo govair, "the spiritual source of one's soul shines powerfully." On the day when Moshaich's spiritual source is powerfully revealed, there is a unique potential for the redemption to come. (The Rebbe, Tisha B'Av, 5751)
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Worth restarting. This time, with more people posting. Imagine if each person would post something in this thread every two days.
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