ANTICIPATION is a series featuring 120 segments – on the Twelfth Principle of our Jewish Faith: Belief in and Awaiting the Coming of The Messiah (Moshiach). We draw on a wide range of classic and contemporary commentaries to clearly address the burning issue of passive Waiting vs active Anticipation!
Episode Forty-One, entitled RED BULLS EYE – Part One follows the re-examination, defense, and confirmation of the previously suggested idea that every mention of Moshiach should naturally lead to hopeful yearning, and that those feelings must then be verbalized in prayer!
We also achieved a keen understanding of why establishing such a legally binding obligation, requires but a single mention in Halachik syntax.
The exquisite tapestry of this nearly perfect thesis still leaves some loose threads. Why would Rambam have waited so long to convey this important ruling.
As previously highlighted, there were multiple opportunities in the earlier books Mishna Torah, yet he seems to have pointedly chosen the Halachot governing the Mitzvah of the Red Heifer (young cow’s) Ashes to impart this teaching. Why?!
In this all-new Episode, we will return to address that very question by delving into the unique connection between the precise geography linked to the Red Heifer Mitzvah, its symbolism, and copiously prophesized Messianic Redemption!
This is the Forty-first segment of our ongoing study series on The Geula, our final Redemption generally referred to as the Coming of Moshiach (The Messiah).