Heseel, you have some good points. Exodus may tell us that man can't see Hashem and live. Moses was shielded and could only see Hashem's back after he passed by him. There are certainly many interpretations of that.
Robert Rubin Acton, MA
May 10, 2014
Why should hashem not come himself. Why should Hashem abrogate his authority to someone else. Hashem came down to speak to Moses and changed the world. So why should hashem not come down himself a second time.The logic is if Hashem was going to send a messenger he would have come 1. During the holocaust 2. In the life of the Rebbe
Heseel Meilech Cape Town
July 13, 2012
sun and moshiach
does moshiach comes or the world come to moshiach? The truth is that the world comes to moshiach and is lighted by him as the earth is lighted by the sun,turning to him and see it. so the world will come to moshiach but why with pain when suppose to be with joy ? Maybe the light is paing for those who know only the darkness for a long time...their kingdom which they protect,but whos kingdom do the people belong? The kingdom of moshiach...
anton victoria, canada
March 28, 2012
The Coming of Moshiach
I believe that the purpose of our lives is to believe and trust in the Creator of the Universe. Until the whole world recognize, that there is only One G-d. That is when Moshiach will be our King. Because he will be coming to be our king and maintain the Word of G-d. G-d is Truth becase He is the Only One G-d. But the world does not recognize that. Each man wants to be a ruler of the other. They want the power to rule the world. That is the reason why they are always fighting with one another. That's the reason why the "Human Rights" is not working. Why was it that when Samuel appointed Saul, he said that he was given Israel a king, but they would suffer the consequenses of having a man ruler, instead of G-d ruling us. Hashem have left us to deal with our own understanding to see what would happen. It has been over 2000 years. And still humans are afraid that the Jews will take over the world. Their stupidity, thinking that it is the Jews, not the Word of G-d. Seek G-d only.
Anonymous Mesa, Arizona, USA
August 15, 2011
Mashiach ben Joseph
Check Talmud Bavli Tractate Succah 52a for a mention of the Joshephic Messiah. I am not sure why we don't hear more about him in Chabad circles. The schools that do discuss the topic are the schools of the Ari, the Ramchal, and the Gaon of Vilna. Just as Joseph was not recognized by his brothers, Mashiach ben Joseph seems to be a topic that is unseen by most.
SParella Morristown, TN
July 14, 2011
Robert, I read Zohar twice, doing my third reading soon. I cannot recall reading anything remotely in Zohar that mentioned two Moshiachs.
I did read where the Moshiach would be known when he enters Galilee, on a mule, but that referenced THE Moshiach, and not the first or second. Moshiach also has the ability to live in Eden so I doubt he or she will be killed since Eden is where Moshiach is from.and can return at will.
There is a yiddish reference to Moshiach that the Moshiach you are waiting for will never come, the Moshiach that comes you never expected.
Probably.why I am a die hard about who the Moshiach will be, male or female.
I personally lean towards the Moshiach coming of mixed blood, both Jew and non Jew from the King David Dynasty, and the convert to Judaism, Ruth.
No matter, the Moshiach will be someone we never expected.
July 12, 2011
Hany re Joseph
Now there is an interesting spin, Hany. Never heard that before. Joseph was a revealer of secrets and there were many assets that Joseph possessed that his brothers were not aware of when they threw him into the pit.
Elijah is supposed to be in the end times. I was not sure in what capacity or how, but some say he will be in the halls of Government. Some say in the White House. Not sure of that particular prophesy, but some have said it.
A Super Soul can come into being under many different circumstances, including but not limited to the Great and Holy One breathing life back into a victim of Homicide. Only Hashem can do this to whom He wills. Blessed be He.
You made many excellent points and references. I thank you for participating, and would treasure further commentary from you.....
July 12, 2011
This is a great conversation we all started. Not sure if Rabbi Friedman checks in but let me put this on the table for discussion. I have heard from some Chassidic sources (Zohar) that there will be two Moshiachs. First one will arise from the lands of Galilee where Joseph's tomb is or maybe the west bank area where the tribe of Judea lived. That person will not survive the war of gog and magog and the second or eventual Moshiach comes from the Davidic dynasty as prophesized. Any thoughts are appreciated.