The Great Redemption
The Rectified World: Ch. 6
Drawing to a close of this remarkable work, Ramchal now touches upon a
couple of other extraordinary things that will come about at the Great
Whereas while all the righteous Jewish leaders who'd preceded the advent
of the Messianic era and had "rise(n) up to shepherd the Jewish Nation in
the absence of the Moshichim" will certainly shine "like the stars
forever" (Daniel 12:3), because the Schechina had been "engarbed within"
them, other things will begin to unfold. The Schechina will begin
to "break through and emerge with a great deal of strength" in the course
of the Great Redemption, and will "surround the (two) Moshichim and
encompass them" as well as sit "within them", and "the Jewish Nation will
openly delight in Her gleam".
Moses will reappear to accompany the two Moshichim and to bask in that
same light "and even more"; and “the earth will be full of the knowledge
of G-d” (Isaiah 11:9) at last.
The Shechina will then unite with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob's mystical
traits of Kindness, Judgment, and Mercy, and thus "merge ... with the
Patriarchs" themselves on some recondite level. And as a result, a great
and comprehensive "emanation of light" will come about, and "the Shechina
will be very strong. She'll exhibit a lot of glory, and (there'll be)
great joy (in the world then,) the likes of which had never yet been
Ramchal then concludes The Great Redemption by saying, "I have thus
explained the whole matter of the redemption to you outright, according to
the order of emendations that will come about to complete the success of
the Jewish Nation, as well as the emendation of the entire world (which
will come about) through the emendation of the Divine Luminaries".
And he ends with the short prayer, "May it be G-d’s will that this come
about speedily and in our days", which he concludes with a
resounding "Amen!" that we can't help but echo.
We'll wind up our study of this work next time with some review and offer
some insights from the prophets.
Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman and Torah.org.