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Moshiach in the Parsha

WE WILL ALL SEE HASHEM

Source: Midrash Tehilim 17:13

In this week's parsha, Moshe asked to see Hashem's full glory. But Hashem answered (33:20), "No human can see me and still live!" But in Tehillim (17:16), Dovid Ha'melech said he will be able to see Hashem! How could this be?

The answer is that until the geulah comes, people can not see Hashem and still live. But later, when there is Techiyas Ha'meisim and the dead come back to life, we will see Hashem, so to speak. We will see Hashem with our eyes and we will say, This is our G-d", (Yeshayahu 52:8. 25.9).


THE USE OF FIRE

Sources: Rashi 30:13. Nachem prayer

When Hashem commanded Moshe Rabeinu about giving the half-shekel, He showed him a coin made of fire and said, "This you shall give".

Hashem will also use fire to rebuild the Bais Hamikdosh and to protect Yerushalayim, as it is written (Zechariah 2:9), "I will surround (Yerushalayim) as a wall of fire, says Hashem".


THE EVERLASTING OIL

Sources: Rashi 30:31. Talmud Krisus 5b

The Shemen Hamishcha (oil) was used to anoint the Kohanim Gedolim and the Kings of the House of Dovid. Moshe Rabbeinu prepared only 12 Lug (about 2 gallons) of this oil. Miraculously it was enough for all past generations and all future generations. It was still used in the second Bais Hamikdosh, and was hidden when the Bais Hamikdosh was destroyed. When Moshiach is revealed, it will be returned to us.


GIFTS TO BETZALEL AND MOSHIACH

Sources: Pirkei D'Rebi Eliezer ch. 3, Torah Shleima 31:10

Hashem picked Betzalel to help Moshe Rabeinu build the Miskan and everything in it. He also said that He filled Betzalel with, "the spirit of Hashem, with wisdom (Chochmah), understanding (T'vunah) and knowledge (Da'as). These three qualities (Chochmah, T'vunah, and Da'as) were also used to create the world (Mishlei 3:20). They were also used to build the Bais Hamikdosh (Malachim 1, 7:14). They will also be used to rebuild the Bais Hamikdosh (Mishlei 24:3).

A double measure of these three qualities are given to Melech Ha'Moshiach, as the Novi said (Yeshayahu 11:2), "and there shall rest on him the spirit of Hashem, the spirit of wisdom (Chochmah), and understanding (Binah)... The spirit of knowledge (Da'as).


A BONUS PRIZE AWAITS US

Source: Yalkut Shimoni 1:391

When the luchos were broken it was decreed that B'nei Yisroel would have to study Torah under difficult conditions. But since we try to hard to learn the Torah in these hard times, Hashem will give us a double and triple reward in the days of Moshiach.


MOSHE RABBENU ASKS FOR MOSHIACH

Source: Yalkut in Torah Shleima 33:78

The word Hodeayni (let me know) is not written in full it is missing the letter Yud. When written this way, it spells out two words: hod (glory) and oni (poor).

This teaches us that Moshe asked Hashem to tell him when Moshiach will come. Moshiach is called hod (glory), and Moshe asked, "When will this poor (oni) nation see the glory (hod) - Moshiach?!"


ALL HASHEM'S GOODNESS

Sources: Seder Eliyahu Zuta 6, Torah Shleima 33:116

After Hashem forgave the B'nei Yisroel for the sin of the egel, Moshe Rabeinu asked to see Hashem's glory. Hashem answered, "I will have all my goodness (kol tuvi) pass before you".

Our sages point out that Hashem could have just said, "My goodness" (tuvi). Why did He say, "All my goodness" (Kol Tuvi)?

Hashem told Moshe that in the future He would bring Moshiach, and then we will see all Hashem's goodness.

 

 


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