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-Two, entitled RED BULLS EYE – Part Two continues to complete the thesis that every mention of Moshiach be followed with a prayerful verbalization of yearning!

The last question was why Rambam would have passed by multiple opportunities and delayed conveying this important ruling?

In the immediate past Episode, we highlighted unique links between the ordained location for the creation of the Red Heifer Purifying Ashes and the geography traditionally connected to the arrival of Moshiach!

Now, in our final Episode on this [very specific] subject, we will emphasize an even more unique and powerful kindred connection between the inherent character of these foundational Yiddishkiet concepts.

As we become privy to the shared symbolism of Exile and radical Ritual Impurity in contrast to the special relationship between Redemption, and Para Aduma Purity everything begins to make perfect sense.

The Rebbe suggests that the Rambam therefor selected this Mitzvah to convey this non-specific broadly applicable Halacha. In view of everything we’ve come to understand, it forms the most natural and organic of opportunities.

This concluding lesson comprises the Forty-second segment of an ongoing study series on The Geula, our final Redemption generally referred to as the Coming of Moshiach (The Messiah).

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