insightful! i still take Solomons illustration more literally, that the true mother had unconditional love even if she had no pleasure in upbringing her child, but the phoney only lusted to be a mother and would have all or nothing, if the child's life were to be at stake. the Fiddler on the Roof scene shows a mother's love when a daughter choses to disobey
April 20, 2014
Moshiach and the End of Day Reply to Annette
After Having researched myself many of the facinating topics of the Messianic Era both of the questions you asked are quite complicated, and are argued extensively by Rabbis of medieval times, to put it briefly: 1) According to most Rabbis there will be two totally separate time periods in the Messianic Era; in the first period the kind messiah would have arrived but life will remain the same, people will die at normal ages, world nature will remain the same etc. There are different opinions regarding how long this period will last among them are 20, 40, 100 years. 2) After the above mentioned period a new period will dawn with many miracles death and evil will cease to exist, Chasidic philosophy generally accepts the opinion (of Nachmanides) that we will remain with our physical body (in the contrary to the view of Maimonides that it is merely a soul life). Now regarding the first period there are different opinions cited in various Midrashim, that the years of ones life will change.
Rabbi Yafu NJ
April 19, 2014
Truth,to ,e,is efficient perfprmance.G=d is the mo
We are afraid of truth because we think or overanalyze Hashem and not feel him soulfully with trust and faith. When you think -you doubt-worry fear-go into inefficient performance.Why do Chabad Rabbis fear seeing the big picture to see the world in slow time-trust it-feel it(intuition-which many chabbad rabbis fear or dislike this word)-trust it and do it to G-d like potential.Feel and trust and faith are interconnected in the higher spirit. It does not come from overanalyzing him because there is no trust in the think cycle by seeing the small tight picture.
Anonymous Mesa, Az chabadofscottsdale.org
April 18, 2014
He said "Not that there will be only one G-d", meaning: not that now there is, G-d forbid, more than one G-d, and that then there will be only one but...(as he goes on to say)
Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
April 17, 2014
This makes me ask why do we need a Moshiach, or why Creator thinks we need one?
November 2, 2013
Will the End of Days bring an end to human marriage as we know it? Or transform it somehow perhaps?
Because frankly, when one starts to experience glimpses of the "JUST YOU" feeling towards the ONE, and resolves and dedicates oneself to do everything it takes to make this inexplicable feeling of unconditionality permanent (and that is uniquely Jewish Work!), this makes one even more acutely aware of the human imperfection in revealing G-dliness within the context of human marriage. Knowing that it can be infinitely better, it becomes impossible to commit to or stay in it.
If the term 'marriage' in its truest and deepest sense really can only apply to the Jew's marriage to his/her G-d (which I believe to be true), then how does this affect one's perspective of human marriage?
The tikkun involved here is perhaps not to try to uphold an unrealistic, even impossible ideal of 'perfect human marriage', but start to meditate upon the justification of its existence as we know it today. Perhaps it was merely meant for biological procreation after all. Then when no biology, no marriage...
August 3, 2013
End of days
This puts a whole new meaning to the "end of days" for me, and seeking the truth and oneness.
David Cohen Cedar Park, TX
June 17, 2013
Only one G-D
Why did the rabbi say there will not be only one G-d? At 36:24 on the tape This was amazing.. We are so off the mark with the English versions of the bible and what is being taught in the Christian churches. But G-d will show us all soon.
April 3, 2012
I was always scared to think about what will happen in the end of days,until I heard Rabbi Manis Friedman give this lecture! I want to thank you very much!