Friday, December 22, 2017

Vayigash - Times of Redemption

Why does the midrash quote verses which are references to the final redemption in speaking of the resolution of the story of Yosef? What are the characteristics of the Messianic age? Why are people going to be brought back to life first with their imperfections, and only then be healed by Hashem? What is the depth of the concept of redemption, and the Hebrew word Geulah?

Find out in this week's parsha podcast.

Running time: 24:26

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Anonymous said...

On December 20, 2017, Trump Tells Countries Favoring U.N. Resolution Against His Jerusalem Decision: I’ll Cut Off Your Financial Aid.

President Trump, who absolutely refuses to be bullied by countries around the world that are vilifying him for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, struck back.

The U.N. General Assembly is holding an emergency session on Thursday that was requested by Arab and Muslim countries to vote on a draft resolution calling for Trump to rescind his decision.

Trump let them have it with both barrels, asserting, “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”

Firstly, we need to realize that “The heart of a king in is in the hand of Hashem” (Mishlei 21:1)

Secondly, why would Trump make such a bold statement to cut off financial aid from countries?

Two years ago, 15-year-old Nathan had a near death out of body experience, that took place on the first night of Sukkos (September 28th, 2015). He describes his experience exactly what is written by the prophets and in the holy books regarding the end of days. He stated the following:

“One of these days, the whole world will be involved in a war [see Zechariah 13:8-9, Yeshayah 19:2 and Leiv Eliyahu, Shemos, (page 172) ‘וכעת בעיקבתא דמשיחא’] … The person who will start the war will be somebody named Gog [see Medrash Tanchumah, Korach 12; Yechezkeil 38:18 and Medrash Tanchumah, Re’eh 9].

Despite that Rabbi Mizrachi says we don't know who Gog is, in speculation, it could be that Gog is Trump.

At first, everyone will fight over taking possession of Yerushalayim. Then the nations of the world will unite to fight against us...

Is Nathan making this up? No. Every year, on the first day of Sukkos, we read in the HafTarah:
“I will gather together all the nations to Yerushalayim for the war” (Zechariah 14:2).

It seems to be that Hashem is instigating the nations of the world to start the war that He spoke about through His prophet Zechariah.