The Rationalist Approach to Messianism

By Rabbi Yoel Kahan Posted in What Will Happen?

How long will the messianic epoch last? Will people live forever? Will there be a radical transformation in nature? Will the Messiah die? What will life be like? This essay offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of Moshiach according to Maimonides.

Modern Science and the Miracles of the Redemption

By Rabbi Naftali Silberberg Posted in What Will Happen?

The Talmud and Midrash are bursting with fantastic legends concerning the long-anticipated Messianic Era. It is safe to presume that in generations past many of these forecasts were viewed as implausible myths, the product of an overactive imagination. Ho

How Passover was Celebrated During the Temple Era

By The Temple Institute Posted in Holidays

The entire Jewish nation converged on Jerusalem from all corners of the ancient world to celebrate Passover in the Holy City. Some lived nearby, and had a comparatively easy journey; some came from neighboring lands and others traveled great distances, ev

Moshiach's Feast - a Chassidic Passover custom

By Based on a talk of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Posted in Holidays

On the final day of Passover, we strive for the highest level of freedom and focus on the Final Redemption. Following the Baal Shem Tov’s custom, we end Passover with “Moshiach’s Feast”—a festive meal complete with matzah and four cups of wine during whic

Exodus from Egypt as a Paradigm For the Future Redemption

By Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Posted in Holidays

The prophet says, “As in the days of your going out of Egypt, I will show [the people] wondrous things” (Michah 7:15). This means that the exodus from Egypt is a paradigm for the future redemption by Moshiach. Based on this teaching, we can look to the

Moshiach - The Ultimate Coach

By Yanki Tauber Posted in What Will Happen?

When Moshiach will come G-d will enable us to remove the external cover so that our true inner goodness will be allowed to surface. Hate, jealousy, laziness; arrogance, anger among all other human frailties which are in essence mere additions to our core

Moshiach in Torah Readings of Passover

By Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Posted in Holidays

The first days of Pesach emphasize the exodus from Egypt, Israel’s first redemption. The last days of Pesach emphasize the ultimate redemption by Moshiach. The latter can be seen from the Torah-reading of the seventh day of Pesach, when we read the shira

The 2 parts of Passover: Remembering the Past and the Future

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

Time is a tyrant. It plants a "One Way Only" sign on the road of life, another dictating "No Stopping, No Standing", and mercilessly enforces both rules without equivocation. It wrenches us away from our past and holds off our future behind a wall of igno