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 MIKETZ AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Living Lessons
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Yiras Shomayim: The G-d-fearer
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5767

Living In Exile
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770

> Every Little Bit Counts
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5763

Yosef and Chanukah
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757

Yosef Recognizes His Brothers
- 5773

ArtScroll

Storehouse of the King
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757

Performances and Customs
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

A Little Light Chases Away a Lot of Darkness
Rabbi Label Lam - 5760

Looking for a Chavrusah?

History Reenacted
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5767

Who Is the Real Mother?
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

Chanaukah Lights
Shlomo Katz - 5765

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Yehuda, Yosef and Chanukah
Shlomo Katz - 5763

Rabbi Frand on Parshas Miketz
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

Majesty Resides Within!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

Passive Action
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5763



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