The Announcement of the Redemption:

Chapter 7

Maimonides writes:

"In that era[1] there will be neither famine nor war..."

A foretaste of this peaceful state can be realized even in the last moments of exile. For even as "the nations are provoking one another," and "The king of Persia provokes the Arabian king... and all the nations are in turmoil and terror," the Jewish people are experiencing a state of tranquillity and peace, since "G-d says to them 'My children, do not fear. Whatever I have done, I have done only for your sake... the time for your Redemption has arrived." Furthermore, "The 'King Moshiach' - the Redeemer of Israel - "stands on the roof of the Beis HaMikdash... and says, 'Humble ones, the time for your Redemption has arrived.'"[2]

(From the talk of Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei, 7 Kislev, 5751)


1. Rambam, conclusion of his work Mishneh Torah.

2. Yalkut Shimoni, Yeshayahu, remez 499.

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