ANTICIPATION is a series featuring 120 segments – on the Twelfth Principles of our Jewish Faith: Belief in and Awaiting the Coming of The Messiah (Moshiach). Drawing on a wide range of classic and contemporary commentaries to clearly address the burning issue of passive Waiting vs active Anticipation!
Episode Thirty-Four: “MESSIANIC JOURNEYS II”
We’ve already spent several episodes clarifying an enigmatic Talmudic statement about diverting attention from the subject of Moshiach. After proving that a face value understanding of this contradicts established Torah truism — we went on to explain the Gemara in variety of kindred yet unique ways reflective of our authentic Torah tradition.
We then went on to introduce a deeper spiritual meaning of “Hesach HaDaas” (lit. diverting or removing one’s mind or attention) as a transcendence of the limitations imposed by rational mindfulness.
Finally, in MESSIANIC JOURNEYS I, we learnt to creatively translating “Hesach” in a most literal manner, suggesting that in moving away, and journeying beyond the orbit of cognition, we would be able to blaze a new a new path leading us to redemption!
In Part Two we delineate that new pathway that necessitates transcending the orbit of normative Yiddishkiet engagement to dynamically catalyze Moshiach’s arrival!
Covering a wide range of fascinating, cascading sources that lead us into new horizons as we travel the highways of Galut movement to journey into redemption!
This is the Thirty Fourth Episode of our ongoing study series on The Geula, our final Redemption generally referred to as the Coming of Moshiach (The Messiah).