Wednesday, June 29, 2005

"The Great Redemption" (2)

"The Great Redemption" by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto

-- A Discourse on The End of the Exile and the Beginning of the Great Redemption

Translated by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman


It’s important to know that the redemption from Egypt and the one that will eventually come about have a lot in common, but the latter will be greater yet. For all of creation will experience a degree of tranquility then far beyond any other since the beginning of time. So I’ll now explain some things about the redemption from Egypt and many aspects of the eventual redemption so that “you will see the wonders of the One who is perfect in knowledge” (Job 37:16).

But I won’t go into them at length since they’re so great and auspicious, and also because the rarity of the wisdom (that) is (to be displayed by the process is) not to be elaborated upon. I’ll thus be brief and (only) provide you with several very important principles which you’d do well to dwell upon and delve into deeply. May “G-d grant (us) wisdom; (for) from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6).

I’ll first explain some of the imperfections that the exile brought upon the Jewish Nation so you might understand the phenomenon of the redemption well (in contrast), when all those imperfections will be rectified. And you’ll thus be able to note the profound wisdom (involved) in the fact that not a single thing happens in the world -- no matter how insignificant -- that isn’t tied in with many great secrets known to those aware of the truth.

Just know that while a lot of imperfections have come about as a result of the exile, they can be broken down into four main categories.

(c) 2005 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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