The Announcement of the Redemption:
We can all see (in this year of miracles) how the signs of Redemption mentioned
by our Sages have been fulfilled. This includes the sign cited in Yalkut
Shimoni (which has been mentioned recently several times):
"In the year the King Moshiach will be revealed, the kings of all the nations
of the world will struggle with each other... the king of Persia will provoke
the Arabian king; the Arabian king will [then] go to
Aram for advice... All the nations of the world will
be in turmoil and terror... And (G-d) will say to them (Israel), "My children,
do not be afraid, all that I have done I have done only for your sake...
Do not fear, the time for your Redemption has arrived!'"
The Yalkut then continues:
When the King Moshiach comes he will stand on the roof of the Beis HaMikdash
[Holy Temple] and will proclaim to Israel, 'Humble ones, the time for your
Redemption has arrived!"
(From the talk of Wednesday, Parshas
Netzavim-Vayeilech, 22 Elul, 5750)
1. Yeshayahu, remez 499; Also in P'sikta Rabasi,
37 (s.v. kumi ori).
2. In the Pesikta there [the version is] "to Edom."