A Dreamless Sleep

Posted in Current Events, Blog

A Dreamless Sleep

Musings on the 3 Weeks, 3 beautiful boys of blessed memory, and the 3rd of Tammuz

Dreams of Deliverance: To Want (Moshiach) Differently

Posted in Inspiration

Dreams of Deliverance: To Want (Moshiach) Differently

For forty years he bore the burden, resuscitating a ravaged people after its near annihilation. And now, as he surveyed the state of our nation, he shared his pain.

Goodness & Kindness: Homeless Man Thinks He Won Lottery

Posted in News, Blog

Goodness & Kindness: Homeless Man Thinks He Won Lottery

VIDEO: When I saw video clip I was reminded of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's words to a CNN reporter that Moshiach is ready to come, but people should increase in acts of goodness and kindness in order to speed Moshiach's arrival.

"Ani Ma'amin" - A Song of Ultimate Faith

Posted in Music, The Belief in Moshiach

"Ani Ma'amin" - A Song of Ultimate Faith

The Rebbe of Modzitz, Rabbi Shaul Yedidya Elazar, had Chassidim throughout the major towns and cities of Poland. One of these was Reb Azriel David Fastag, who was noted for his exceptional voice throughout Warsaw. In spite of the terrible decrees, the yellow patch and the ghettos, most Jews could not fathom what was about to befall them. 

Inside the crowded cars, over the clatter of the cattle cars' wheels, rose the sounds of people gasping, sighing, weeping and dying. One could hear the stifled cries of children crushed together. But in one such car, headed toward the infamous death camp Treblinka, the sound of singing could be heard. 

Why do we need Moshiach?

By Rabbi Simon Jacobson Posted in Basics

Why do we need Moshiach?
Imagine that you have lived your entire life in a dark tunnel. Your parents and grandparents lived there too, and so did their parents and grandparents. But you have been told or have read in some ancient books that long ago, your ancestors live

Imagine that you have lived your entire life in a dark tunnel. Your parents and grandparents lived there too, and so did their parents and grandparents. You have grown accustomed to the darkness and developed the necessary skills to survive. You move through life, sometimes staggering in the dark, at other times feeling your way along. You are totally resigned to the fact that this is what life is, and that it will continue to be so.

But you have been told or have read in some ancient books that long ago, your ancestors lived in a very different, well-lighted place. You have heard that there is indeed a light at the end of this tunnel, that you don't necessarily have to spend your entire life in darkness.

Does the coming of Moshiach depend on what we do, or is he just going to show up whenever he wants?

Posted in In Depth

Does the coming of Moshiach depend on what we do, or is he just going to show up whenever he wants?

Listen in on a fascinating conversation between Rabbi Immanuel Shochet and Dr. Michael Kigel, and gain a new perspective on your personal role in the cosmic scheme of things. 

His Majesty, Moshiach: Do We need another King in the Middle East?

By Rabbi Hershel Greenberg Posted in Frequently Asked Questions, Who will be Moshiach?

His Majesty, Moshiach: Do We need another King in the Middle East?
Why should we want a dictatorial monarchy in the 21st century and regard that as utopia?

Monarchy was the most common form of government until the 19th century, but it is no longer prevalent. Where it exists, it is now usually a constitutional monarchy. But Moshiach is often described as a supreme leader. Why go back to a failed system?

Moshiach: A Primer

By AskMoses.com Posted in Basics

Moshiach: A Primer
You don’t have to be Jewish to eat bagels and lox, and neither need you be Jewish for Moshiach to touch your life. Moshiach will not just redeem the Jewish people from exile—he will redeem mankind from meaninglessness, and teach the purpose of

A. Moshiach is the phrase “Messiah” comes from—it’s a Hebrew word meaning “the anointed one.” Moshiach is the number-one belief in Judaism, next to Torah and G-d Himself. It is Belief #12 of Maimonides’ Thirteen Principles of Faith.

B. We were there, and now we’re here. Then, we had sovereignty and our own country, and now we are governed by others, in others’ countries. Then, we had a king anointed by a prophet of G-d, and when we get back there, we’ll have an anointed king again. Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire exiled us from our land, Israel. We’ve been all over since—we’ve even forgotten where we came from and where we’re headed. We’ve been persecuted in a thousand different ways by a thousand different cultures. But we never gave up hope that G-d would send a descendant of King David to lead us out of exile. This is the classic, essential Jewish understanding of Moshiach.

C. However, you don’t have to be Jewish to eat bagels and lox, and neither need you be Jewish for Moshiach to touch your life. For when Moshiach comes, the world will rise to perfection. Moshiach is not the relocation of Jews from many places to one place; Moshiach is not the eternal domination of one people and the eternal damnation of all others: Moshiach is the concept to end all concepts. Moshiach is Utopia. Moshiach is the answer to “Why are we here?” Moshiach will not just redeem the Jewish people from exile—he will redeem mankind from meaninglessness, and teach the purpose of life to the universe. No more school shootings, no more pain, no more war, no more rat race.

Why won't they lock him up?

By Rabbi Tzvi Freeman Posted in Basics

Why won't they lock him up?

Is it true that he shall suddenly appear on a main street in Jerusalem, a poor old man with a wild but angelic look, spewing forth wisdom and declaring the time of redemption has arrived? If so, why will they not lock him up?