Friday, March 06, 2009

Moshiach: Revealed, Concealed, Revealed

In our future redemption with the revelation of the final redeemer...the redeemer will be revealed and he will again be concealed...for so we find with the redemption from Egypt that Moshe was revealed to them and he was again concealed from them. And so says the midrash 'my beloved is like a deer' just as a deer is seen and revealed and is again concealed, so did the first redeemer [Moshe Rabbeinu] appear to them and was again concealed from them, and once again revealed to them...also the future redeemer [Moshiach] will be revealed and again concealed...

Rabbeinu Bachya, Shemos 4:9

4 Comments:

Anonymous Franco said...

You cann't compare the actual redemption whith the redemption brought by Moshe. The past redemption was a physical one, delivrance from the jewish people from slavery in Egipt, the redemption of Moshiach is a spiritual one, liberation of the souls form slavery of evil. A new spiritual reality will emerge and I don't think there is a need to conceal it again, since there will be no evil anymore, to protect it from.

Sun Mar 08, 06:29:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Franco:

Who is "You" that you are writing to?

Are you talking to Rabbeinu Bachya?

Yaakov just posted a quote by him.

Wed Mar 11, 02:10:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Chosid said...

Actually, Franco, you have it backwards. The redepmtion from Egypt was the spiritual redemption....

Wed Mar 11, 07:27:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Franco said...

So, Chosid, everyone's soul is redeemed since the redemption from Egypt? Nice!

Sun Mar 15, 04:46:00 PM EDT  

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