Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ohr Hachayim Hakadosh (Yoma d'Hillula 15 Tammuz)

Ohr Hachayim Hakadosh on Balak 24:15

"I see it but not now...a star shoots forth from Yaakov..."

The entire prophecy is speaking about Melech haMoshiach and it will be explained by the words of the sages on the verse "b'ita achishena" ("in its time I will hasten it"): if they merit, "I will hasten it"; if they don't merit, "in its time").

If it will be a redemption through the merit of Yisrael it will be a miraculous thing whereby the redeemer of Israel will be revealed from the heavens with wonders and signs, such as are described in the Zohar (Vayera 119a, Balak 212b). This is not the case if it will be a redemption from the ketz (prepared end) and Yisrael is not suited for it then it will be in a different way, about which it is said (Zecharia 9:9), "the redeemer will come as a poor man riding on a donkey"...[Bilaam] said "a star shoots forth from Yaakov" that the redeemer will shine from the heavens, and it also hints at the star that goes out in the middle of the heavens in a miraculous and wondrous fashion as described in the Zohar.



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