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-Three, entitled RED BULLS EYE III completes the thesis that every mention of Moshiach must be followed with a prayerful verbalization of yearning!

The final issue left to clarify was why Rambam had passed up numerous opportunities to convey this important ruling on a mention that mandates prayer.

In the immediate past Episode, we highlighted the unique connection between the inherent character of these two Torah precepts: Para Aduma and Moshiach.

Now, in our [fifth consecutive and] closing Episode on this [very specific] subject, a final ray of light is shined on the idea that Exile is an embodiment of the most extreme form of Ritual Impurity, and Redemption of its purifying nemesis.

In a highly innovative original and creative application of a Torah maxim, the Rebbe’s thesis on the Rambam’s selection of this Mitzvah to convey an unusual and non-specific Halacha in bathed in a rare form of illumination.

We are left with a crisp appreciation of how Halachot of the Red Heifer form the most natural of opportunities to convey this ruling as it’s Bullseye on topic of Moshiach!

This lesson comprises the Forty-third 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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