בס"ד
Sep 25 2017, Tishri 5, 5778
Torah reading: Ha'Azinu

From Exile to Redemption

From Exile to Redemption (Chapter 5): The World with the Alef

By: Rabbi Dovid Markel   Text VI אין בין העולם הזה לימות המשיח אלא שיעבוד מלכיות בלבד. תלמוד בבלי ברכות לד,ב There is no difference between this world and the world to come except “shibud malchiyus” (foreign domination). Talmud, Brachos 34b   In light of everything that was explained to this point, this statement may … Read more

From Exile to Redemption (Chapter 3): Nothing Changes–All is Different

By: Rabbi Dovid Markel   This idea is specifically reflected in the Hebrew words for exile and redemption. The word for exile is “golah” (גולה) and the word for redemption is “geulah” (גאולה). Interestingly, the only difference between them is that golah – exile is missing the letter Aleph (א), which represents Alufo Shel Olam – the Master of the World, … Read more

From Exile to Redemption (Chapter 1): Will the Real Moshiach Please Stand Up?

By: Rabbi Dovid Markel   As Maimonides states at the conclusion of his magnum opus, Mishneh Torah, the concept of Moshiach has become widespread due to the borrowing and appropriation of this idea by other religions. He points out that ultimately this will pave the path for the worldwide acceptance of the true Moshiach when he finally will arrive, … Read more