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Videos about Moshiach and the Redemption

Discover the imminence of Moshiach’s arrival, how to prepare ourselves and the urgency of this calling.

RetroPhone
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RetroPhone
What would your great-great grandmother have to say about all this?
Ari 's latest develpment is in communications technology, enabling communication with the past. It takes someone from the past to tell you where you're headed in the present.
Moshiach Myths and Misconceptions
What Does Judaism Really Believe?
Rabbi Simon Jacobson dispels various popular misconceptions about Jewish belief in Moshiach and clarifies some of the basic ways in which the advent of the Messianic Era is brought about.
The Mechanics of Redemption
How do mitzvahs bring Moshiach?
How the cumulative effect of our positive actions results in the perfect world of Moshiach.
The Purpose of Exile
Why Didn't G-d Create a World Without Suffering?
Why did G-d create the world in such a way that we can only experience redemption after having first endured the hardships of exile?
Moshiach and the Purpose of Creation
Looking forward to ultimate reality
Do we anticipate the coming of Moshiach just to make ourselves feel better, or to align ourselves with the true and ultimate purpose for which the world was created?
Waiting or Anticipating?
Looking Forward to the Coming of Moshiach
One of the foundations of our faith is the belief that Moshiach may arrive at any moment. How do we develop a feeling that Moshiach's coming is imminent?
The Coming of Moshiach
A Revolution in Human Consciousness
The coming of Moshiach is the fulfillment of G-d's plan for creation that human beings enter an era in which they will all pursue the knowledge of G-d.
Moshiach and the End of Days
The End of What?
What is it that will come to an end in the future redemption, and what will existence be like?
A King and a Viceroy
The Messiah and King David
An in-depth analysis of a puzzling Talmudic passage which foretells that Moshiach will be a king and that his ancestor David will be his viceroy.
I Believe...
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I Believe...
When will the Jew’s hopes and dreams be realized?
Expecting Moshiach Today
15 Shevat, 5741 • January 20, 1981
The Previous Rebbe was once approached with the following dilemma: You profess to expect Moshiach’s coming “immediately.” Yet, at the same time, you make long-term plans, as if expecting exile to continue for the foreseeable future?
Bring Moshiach Now!
Purim, 5747 • March 15, 1987
The Talmud, 1,500 years ago, already stated, “All ‘end-times’ for the Redemption have passed, it now awaits only repentance.” In 1941, my father-in-law, the Rebbe, launched an intense campaign that “Immediate repentance will bring immediate Redemption.”
Transmit the Message
7 Shevat, 5752 • January 12, 1992
Transmit this message to my followers: Moshiach is coming very soon, and they must be prepared to receive him properly!
Acts of Goodness and Kindness
To a CNN reporter: “Moshiach is ready to come now, we all must only do something additional in the realm of goodness and kindness.”
G-d is With Us in Exile
Exile is a state when the world does not fully endorse the truth. Throughout history, Jews have risen above many attempts to discredit and hinder their devotion to G-d, and so must we do.
Exile + 1 = Redemption
Hebrew, the Holy Tongue, is utterly precise. In Hebrew, “Exile” is called “Golah.” But this very word also hints the path to redemption. By inserting the letter Alef, the word “Golah — Exile” becomes “Geulah — Redemption.”
You Have to Ask for Moshiach
Pesach Sheni, 5744 · May 16, 1984
There are those who question: “Why do you speak so much about bringing Moshiach?” “Why don’t you rely on G-d – after all, He’s the one Who sent us into Exile in the first place!”
Ad Mosai? Until When?
Hoshana Rabba, 5744 · September 28, 1983
Concerning the future Redemption, the prophet declares, “I will offer thanks to You, G-d, for Your wrath,” for at that time, the good hidden in all mankind’s suffering will be made clear.
The Plastic Life
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The Plastic Life
What does an authentic experience mean to you? What parts of your life are “plastic simulations”?
Passover – Calling All Citizens!
6th Night of Passover, 5748 · April 6, 1988
Passover is ‘The Festival of Our Freedom.’ The Festival itself calls out: “Listen, Jews – we must be free!” The verse states: “There shall be one law for the Passover sacrifice – for you, the convert and the native-born.” Allegorically speaking, ‘native-born’ refers to the ‘true citizen’ of a country – one who thinks that his country is the greatest. A Jew must recognize, however, that he is “Jerusalem-born” – no matter where in the world he is.
Moshiach-Times: Future Lifestyles
11 Nissan, 5745 · April 2, 1985
Maimonides concludes his code of law, the Mishneh Torah, by describing the era of Moshiach as a time of peace, abundance and enlightenment. All luxuries will be readily available, and yet they will be esteemed in man’s eyes as the dust. As such, we will devote ourselves totally to the study of Torah.
Moshiach-times: Seeing with New Eyes
11 Nissan, 5745 · April 2, 1985
Maimonides concludes his code of Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah: “In the Era of Moshiach… there will be no occupation in the whole world except to know G-d alone. Therefore, the Jews will be great sages, knowing the hidden matters and grasping their Creator to the full extent possible for man – as it is written, ‘For the knowledge of G-d will fill the earth as water covers the sea.’”
A Lesson from the Apollo Mission
Everything can teach us a lesson on how to serve G-d better. The same is true about something that happened during one of the Apollo Mission landings
Iron Will
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Iron Will
A Metaphor for Exile and Redemption
Before the siege of Jerusalem, G-d commanded the prophet Ezekiel to place an iron pot around a brick symbolizing the city's siege. (Ezekiel 4:3) Iron can be a metaphor for the grave character defect of rigidity or for the deep inner strength of the Jewish people that leads to Redemption.
Make it Stop!
The Holy Temple Is Going Up in Flames!
The Jerusalem Talmud states: “If the Holy Temple is not rebuilt in your lifetime, it’s as though it were destroyed in your lifetime.” The commentaries learn from this that the Temple’s destruction is an ongoing event. On Tisha B’av, we do not mourn events that occurred 1,900 years ago… The destruction of the Temple takes place every single day – and a Jew is expected to cry out for Redemption as if he has witnessed that destruction today!
Redemption, a Process
Maimonides rules in his Laws of Kings about the times of Moshiach: “Do not think that the world will undergo miraculous changes. The world will continue according to the natural order. And prophecies such as, ‘The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,’ are metaphors.”
Moshiach Facts
An Introduction to the Concept of Redemption
In this three-part class, we are introduced to some of the basic concepts entailed in the Jewish belief in Messianic redemption. This series deals with 1) the redemption itself, 2) the era of resurrection of the dead and finally 3) what the world will be like after the resurrection.
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