by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
Geulah predictions (predictions of the coming of Moshiach). We’ve had years of posts focusing on world events and predictive statements from gedolim, mekubalim (kabbalists), tzaddikim (the saintly). Being that Moshiach and the Geulah (the redemption times) aren’t here, everyone one of those predictions was inaccurate.
There’s a new prediction floating around. It’s a good one, meaning from a reputable source. (A good one clearly can’t mean accuracy, as so far accuracy from every source is ZERO.)
Is there any value, any positive, in getting people excited about a prediction of the ketz (the end of golus)? Does it add something if the Geulah comes or intensify peoples actions in the positive that may hasten that day or make a prediction more likely (more mitzvot in the merit of the coming Geulah)? Or does it just set people up for a big let down if, G-d forbid, it’s not accurate?
“The Zohar says that only Torah and mitzvot will bring the complete redemption. We have to squeeze through the narrow opening is left open to the path of Judaism and and open the way for as many as possible, both to hasten and merit the redemption and for the benefit of all Klal Yisroel and the world.”
The Gemora says that everyone will be surprised by the (suddenness of the) Geulah. G-d willing, we’ll all be surprised TODAY.