Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

"The Great Redemption"

The Remembrance: Ch. 6

There'll come a point some time after this when G-d will lovingly say to the Moshiach, "Ask Me for anything and I'll grant it to you!" But seeing Moshiach ben Yoseph lying dead on the ground, he'll only say, "G-d Almighty, I only ask the gift of life from You!" -- that is, the ability to bring Moshiach Ben Yoseph back to life (Sukkah 52A).

Ramchal informs us at *this* point, though, that Moshiach Ben Yoseph will come "from Edom in crimsoned garments" --i.e., garments stained with blood as a consequence of his battles, "from Bozrah" which is Edom's great city; that he'll be "glorious in His apparel" -- i.e., in victory; that he'll "march in great strength" (Isaiah 63:1); and that he'll "trample upon the winepress" (v. 3) and thus completely undo his opponents.

Now, we'd spoken about Moshiach Ben Yoseph in passing already, in connection with a number of battles our people will fight as the redemption progresses, and we know that he'll be the ultimate Moshiach's predecessor, but let's learn more about Moshiach Ben Yoseph.

First off it's important to know that he isn't cited explicitly in any of the books of the Bible and is only known to us from oral traditions. We're thus taught there that he'll come upon the scene some 40 years before Moshiach Ben Dovid himself will, his name will be Nechemiah Ben Chushiel; and that he'll gather the dispersed and reconnect individuals with their family-lines, build up Jerusalem and broaden the settlement of the Land of Israel, reveal the mysteries of the Torah, remove the unclean spirit from the land, reinstitute the service in the Holy Temple, and then establish his own kingdom.

Ramchal will eventually discuss other things about him, too.


Text Copyright 2006 by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman and Torah.org.


 

ARTICLES ON BESHALACH AND TU BESHVAT:

View Complete List

Tribes & Elders Given The Royal Treatment At Elim
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Parnasah: Wherein the Toil?
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5768

Mazal Tov!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

ArtScroll

Abundant Appreciation
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5764

The Song That Never Ends
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

The Great Mirror in the Sky
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758

> Leaving Mitzrayim: It Is All For OUR Good
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774

The Essence of Song
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

Pharaoh's Folly
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5764

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Words of Remembrance
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

Thanks for the Suffering
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5756

Anatomy of a Sin
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5768

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Leaving to Prey
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773

Song of Moses and Isreal
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5774

The Spiritual Effect of Tasting the Manna
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

Planting the Seeds of Eternity
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information