15 episodes

Living in the Western world, we have heard the concept of Moshiach but only understood it through the lens of those outside of our tradition. The centrality in Judaism to the belief of the Messianic age is stressed by the Rambam (Maimonides) in his thirteen principles of faith. Yet, it is greatly misunderstood. This podcast brings together the traditional concept of Moshiach from the Jewish perspective, based on the traditions that date back to Mount Sinai itself, revealed in the Kabbalah and Talmudic sources sacred to Judaism. Let the Truth speak for itself.

Understanding Moshiach with Ari Goldwag Pure Soul

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Living in the Western world, we have heard the concept of Moshiach but only understood it through the lens of those outside of our tradition. The centrality in Judaism to the belief of the Messianic age is stressed by the Rambam (Maimonides) in his thirteen principles of faith. Yet, it is greatly misunderstood. This podcast brings together the traditional concept of Moshiach from the Jewish perspective, based on the traditions that date back to Mount Sinai itself, revealed in the Kabbalah and Talmudic sources sacred to Judaism. Let the Truth speak for itself.

    Moshiach Process Coming to a Close

    Moshiach Process Coming to a Close

    We explore the Yalkut Shimoni in Yeshaya 60 which describes how Moshiach (ben Yosef) stands on the Beis Hamikdash and heralds the redemption, saying, "If you don't believe it, see the light that's shone." One of the main aspects of Moshiach ben Yosef is that the process unfolds before us, and it is almost impossible to discern, much like the story of Yosef with his brothers, where they were unable to recognize him. We explore the statement of the Gra (Vilna Gaon), which places Moshiach ben Yosef corresponding to the world of Esav/The West; and Moshiach ben Dovid corresponding to the world of Yishmael/Arab World. We explore the ramifications of that insofar as the Sefardic and Ashkenazic communities. We also touch on the Chofetz Chaim's prophetic prediction during World War I of a second, more serious war to come 25 years later.

    • 32 min
    Secret of Thirteen

    Secret of Thirteen

    We uncover the secret of the thirteenth aspect. There is a higher aspect of it, which is represented by Yaacov, and a lower aspect, as it is revealed in the lower realms, which is represented by Yosef. We explore how this applies to the tribes and the leap year, why it is necessary, and what this means for the Moshiach ben Yosef process. We also explore why it is impossible to guess the date when Moshiach will reveal himself.

    • 37 min
    Seventy years

    Seventy years

    What is the concept of seventy years in relationship to the Moshiach process? What is the meaning of the question of Choni Ha'me'agel about sleeping for seventy years? What is the parallel between this process and the planting of a Carob tree? What is the significance of our sages teaching of the star that comes every seventy years? How is this connected to the Moshiach ben Yosef process? We explore all these questions, and more.

    • 32 min
    Moshiach NOW?

    Moshiach NOW?

    What do we mean when we ask for Moshiach to come quickly? It seems to have taken quite a long time. What is the sense of urgency that we see around us in those who are looking for Moshiach to come? Why is the advent of Moshiach specifically through a process? When does it become fast? What is the laughter of Moshiach? Why does Moshiach ben Yosef come to a generation which is completely in a negative state? We explore all these questions, and more.

    • 38 min
    Getting into Moshiach Consciousness

    Getting into Moshiach Consciousness

    Understanding Moshiach is really about bringing Moshiach. We discuss what Moshiach means, its roots in the times of Adam, and the things each of us can start to do to actually bring the world closer to that worldwide consciousness of God's presence.

    • 42 min
    9 Av, Shmini Atzeres, Zos Chanukah

    9 Av, Shmini Atzeres, Zos Chanukah

    We discuss two more sets of seventy days - from the 9th of Av until Shmini Atzeres, and from Shmini Atzeres until the last day of Chanukah. We discuss the ramification of these days, their connection, and what it means for us practically.

    • 46 min

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