Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

The Fifteenth Blessing: Moshiach

“The offspring of Your servant David may You speedily cause to flourish, and enhance his pride through Your salvation, for we hope for Your salvation all day long. Blessed are You, Hashem, Who causes the pride of salvation to flourish.”

The fifteenth blessing of Shemoneh Esrei asks for the coming of the Moshiach. After asking Hashem to rebuild Jerusalem, we ask for the completion of the final redemption with the crowning of David’s descendent as Moshiach and king of Israel.

Our Sages tell us that, upon leaving this world, we will be asked six questions. One of them will be, “Did you yearn for redemption?” (Shabbos 31a). According to the Arizal, when we recite the fifteenth blessing, we should allow ourselves to experience yearning for redemption in order that we may reply affirmatively when asked this question (Shaar Hakavnos). The Zohar notes that someone who does not yearn for the final redemption in this world, will not have a place in the World to Come (Introduction to Bereishis 4a).

On a personal level, every person faces challenges every single day, be they major or minor. While saying this blessing, we should keep in mind that one of the reasons that Hashem is sending us these trials is so that we will ask Him to help us, in fulfillment of the blessing that “We hope for Your salvation all day long” (Kaf HaChaim 119,8 citing Chida).


Text Copyright © 2010 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

Beyond Youth
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

Unity With Caution
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

Why We Keep Sinning
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774

> The Meaning of Noach
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

Tire of Babel
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

Sins Committed In Private Ultimately Lead To a Violent Society
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Parshas Noach
Shlomo Katz - 5772

Free Time
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5762

The Perfect Storm
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765

ArtScroll

Procreation: Creating Worlds
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

Constant Taking is Self Destructing
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759

Making It Perfect
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Gift of Meat
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

What a Deal!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

Taking a Hint
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5766

Not Better or Worse, Just Different
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756



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