Monday, October 20, 2014

Erev Moshiach

Erev Moshiach: Secrets of Redemption
As told by a young Jewish boy

NOTE: The boy states that G-d can bring the redemption "in a second," without a need for the sequence below "if we do all the mitzvos" (commandments). He says that the Jewish people have done all the commandments except for one -- the mitzvah of appointing a king. Wasn't this done in the time of King Saul, he was asked? He replied *"Yes, but we have to do in our time when we are alive." "Even just one Jew has to say 'I want a king' for Moshiach to come." His father said this, evidently without results. "I guess you're not a perfect tzaddik (righteous)." "If all the Jewish people say 'I want a king' or if one perfect tzaddik would say it, then Moshiach would come."

 If the redemption happens in this manner, "the bad guys won't need to be killed because they'll all convert."
• Possibility that Moshiach will come suddenly – Talk of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Parshas Pinchas 5744, "Rambam says that there is a set order for Moshiach’s coming...he shall wage G-d’s wars, etc. But this order applies only when the redemption will occur in a regular manner. When, however, Jews merit it, and especially since 'all the fixed dates [for Moshiach’s coming] have passed,' then the redemption comes immediately, transcending all limits and order.

also 4 Elul 5750 "...both the commencement of the redemption and its completion are concurrent...we will have the beginning and its completion immediately..."
• Do all the mitzvos – The Arizal (Sefer HaGilgulim, ch. 4) as brought in Tanya, Igeres Hakodesh, ch. 29: "every Jew needs to be reincarnated many times, until he will fulfill all 613 commandments of the Torah in thought, speech and action."
• "The bad-guys won't need to be killed – Reishis Goyim Amalek by Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, "...there is a difference between Moshiach's coming 'at the appointed time' and his coming 'in haste' before the 'appointed time'. If the kelipot are nullified 'at the appointed time', they will be utterly annihilated. If, however, the Jewish people are found worthy and Moshiach comes 'in haste' at an earlier than the appointed time, then the kelipot will be nullified by being rectified."

PART ONE: "Preparations for Erev Moshiach"  
  1. * Presently, Moshiach is in the Me'aras HaMachpela (the cave of Machpela in Chevron (Hebron) – the burial place of Adam and Eve and the Patriarchs and Matriarchs). He is in place, waiting for Hashem (G-d) to instruct him to reveal himself.  "Moshiach could be on the street in any city in the world." We asked: How could he be in a city and in the cave of Machpela at the same time? The boy responded: "Easy. He just can."
    Moshiach in the ma'aras (cave of) hamachpela – no source for this has been found, however the cave of machpela is described as the gateway to Gan Eden, and the holy Zohar provides extensive description of Moshiach's preparations in Gan Eden before being revealed in the world.
  2. Achdus (Unity) – Jews will cease to be individuals. While remaining in separate bodies, all Jews (including those who are not observant, but not the "tricker Jews" [see below]) will feel as one with each other and with "all Jews who will ever be born and who were already born and who are alive now." All of us will know what is about to unfold. "We will ask other people 'do you feel me inside you?' If they say 'yes', they're a good guy. If they say 'no', they're a good non-Jew. If they don't say anything, they're a bad guy and we'll have to kill them in the war." Every Jew will know everything that every other Jew knows. We will have our own opinions, but we will know the opinions of everyone else.
    • Jews will be one – Tanya, ch. 32 "all Jews are truly brothers of one father...only the bodies are distinct;" Likutei Torah, Nitzavim "all Jews are one complete entity;"

    R' Nachman of Breslov's Sefer HaMidos (entry on "Emunah"): "Because of the Achdus the Jews will have, Moshiach will come."

    Note this statement of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, "...Moshe gathered together the entire Jewish people. This is a fundamental prerequisite for the Redemption, that the Jews join together 'as one man, with one heart.'" (Eve Of The 2nd Day Of Rosh Chodesh Adar I, 5752);
  3. At the time of the Achdus there will be a resurrection of "regular" Jews, meaning all Jews other than Moshe and Aharon, the Partriarchs/Matriarchs, the Rebbeim, and the Kings. (We asked, "what about the tzaddikim (righteous)" and the boy replied "these ('regular' Jews who passed away) are tzaddikim.") No one will see them, but we (Jewish people) will know they are there. "They will be the way we will be when Moshiach comes." These first ones won't be seen...the rest (who rise from the dead) will be the end, they will all be seen.
    • Resurrection of tzaddikim (all "regular" Jews) – the Lubavitcher Rebbe, citing Zohar Toldos 140a, that at the time of the redemption, "tzaddikim arise immediately," and Isaiah 60:21, "Your people are all tzaddikim;"
    • Will not see them – Rebbe Shalom DovBer, Hemshech Ayin Bais p.675, "[After the revival of the dead] there will still be souls in bodies, but the bodies will not be physical like our physical bodies today."
  4. Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses), Rachel, and the Patriarchs and Matriarchs who are buried in Chevron (Hebron) will be resurrected. This will be reported in the newspapers around the world.
    • Resurrection of Moshe and the Patriarchs The Talmud (Yoma 5b) states that when the Holy Temple is rebuilt, Moshe and Aaron will be present.
    • Reported in the newspapers – Talk of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Nitzovim 5751 (1991) "...the well-known adage of our Rebbes...[that] Moshiach's coming would appear in the newspapers."
  5. SELECTION A vast game of "musical chairs" will begin, "to decide who has to die before Moshiach comes and who doesn't." Those who "lose" will be taken up to shomayim (Heaven) because they are missing one thing, and there they will learn the whole Torah (but then "they will forget the second half"). They will come right back to their bodies.  Those who don't have to die will then have "so much ohr (divine light)" that they will be able to bring back to life whomever they want. In what manner? "Like a spider spins its web around a fly, this is what will make the people live again." Can the people who are brought back to life then bring others back to life? No, because "then there would be too many people and the whole thing would have to start again." Their neshoma will "split" into two of the same neshomas, one of which will stay above, the other will return to the body. "They will be living on haaretz and in shomayim." The difference between "winning" and "losing" is that those who have to die will be "niftar" (deceased) before their neshoma returns, whereas the bodies of the others will be alive the whole time.
    • "Hashem is just going to take them" – Zohar II, 108b "...all those who have not tasted death will be given death by Me and will immediately be resurrected."
    • Resurrecting others – Talmud Pesachim 68a: "In the future the righteous will revive the dead ..."; also, Rabbi Chaim Vital writes that the revival of the dead begins in the land of Israel, but those who arise in Israel will be able to revive their relatives outside of Israel.
  6. Worldwide Earthquakes – there are going to be simultaneous earthquakes ("everyday, everywhere") that shake the entire world, except the Land of Israel. All the highest skyscrapers will fall down.
  7. Jews will not be nervous or scared from the earthquake, and will not be hurt. Among gentiles, only "not-nice guys" will be scared, only "not-nice guys" will be hurt.
    • Buildings collapse but Jews not hurt – This actually occurred in Israel during the first Gulf War,when SCUD missiles destroyed entire apartments, yet the residents emerged unharmed.
  8. The earthquakes will cease, but the atmosphere will become foggy and cloudy, followed by big rainstorms (originating from the Dead Sea) that create a tremendous flood. This, too, will take place everywhere except the land of Israel. The rain becomes a downpour of "fire, tar, and fuel" but "only on places of bad people." The flood will kill the descendents of the bad people, but not the bad people themselves.
    • Storms – Storms of hail and/or fire/sulfur/tar/brimstone are mentioned in many places in the prophets (e.g., Habakuk 3:11) and Psalms (for example, 11:6 "[G-d] will rain down upon the wicked fiery coals and brimstone; a scorching wind will be their allotted portion.".
    • Floods – the Midrash Yalkut Reuveni (Shich'chas Leket) states: "...[in the 6th millenium] the lower waters will rise and cover the entire world, and only Eretz Yisroel will remain, which will float on the surface of the water like Noah's Ark." Flooding is also mentioned in Amos 1:14 and 8:7-8 (see Metzudos David), Nachum 1:3 and 1:8, Zecharia 9:14 (mentions a storm from the south) and Isaiah 28:2 and 28:17.
    • No Jews will be hurt – See commentaries on Nachum 1:7-8, such as the Radak “G-d will be good to the Jews at this time”
    • Descendents of wicked are killed – the Rambam, Hilchos Melachim 5:5, states that one of the mitzvos (commandments) for a Jewish king is to "destroy the seed of Amalek" (see the discourse Reishis Goyim Amalek by Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok of Lubavitch, where he states that "Amalek is the source and root of the Seven [evil] Nations...Amalek contains no element that can be salvaged.")   
  9. Floods – In light of the tsunami in Asia, we asked the boy more about the flooding. Will it be like what happened with the tsunami? He answered: No, the water will go all the way up above all the buildings. Jews (including non-religious Jews) and righteous non-Jews will float up and up on the water to shomayim (Heaven). "The water will be a mikvah (spiritual cleansing) to clean out our tamei (sic) from all the tamei (impure) things we did." This will take away our yetzer hara (evil inclination). While we are visiting the highest levels of shomayim, the water will receed. Then "the Jews will come down in a single parachute", landing in Eretz Yisrael, then suddenly "each of us will be back in our place, like magic." We will remember everything we saw.  This experience will make non-religious Jews want to do "half" the mitzvos when they come back down. The "holy fire" (below) will make them do the other half, as well.
    •Jews will not be scared – Psalm 46:3 "We will not fear from the shaking of the earth and the collapse of the mountains in the heart of the seas"; see Metzudas Dovid there; also, talk of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Parshas Bo, 5751 and numerous occassions “...even before the imminent coming of the redemption, 'All the children of Israel will enjoy light in their dwellings.'”
    • Flooding everywhere -- Malbim on Nachum 1:8 “The entire earth will be washed away, with no place untouched.”
  10. There will be "holy fire" that will make righteous gentiles want to convert ("their last chance to convert before Moshiach") Those righteous gentiles who don't want to convert will be "forced" to convert by the "holy fire".
    • Righteous Genitles will want to convert – see commentaries to Zecharia 2:15, including Metzudas David and Malbim “Many non-Jews will convert and accept the true faith”
    • Last chance to convert – Yevamos 24b “We do not accept converts in the Messianic period
    • "Forced" converts –  The Talmud mentions "Gerim Gerurim" (forced converts) in a negative sense, but there is a more positive understanding in the commentary of Radak on Yeshaya 60:7.
  11. This "holy fire" will also "force" all non-observant Jews to accept the mitzvos of the Torah. Their neshoma will leave their body, and "drop all the way underground" (not to gehinnom). Their bodies will fulfill the mitzvos without the neshoma, "like robots." Nonetheless, they will be happy, even though "it's better to do mitzvos with a neshoma."
    • "Forced" to obey mitzvos – The Rambam (Maimonides) in Hilchos Melachim (Laws of Kings 11:8) describes one of the ways we identify Moshiach is that he "forces all of Israel to go in the way [of Torah]".
    • Their neshomas will leave their body –  The Midrash Neelam (Zohar Chadash 116a) states their souls will leave them. [Although this seemingly refers to non-Jews]
  12. Only those who are from the Erev Rav (those who have attached themselves to the Jewish people but are not truly Jews nor righteous converts) will not take on the mitzvos.
  13. Two people with behavior like Avshalom and Adoniyahu (sons of King David who rebelled against him) will be brought to life and they will die. "Fake" Jews (Erev Rav, who want Jews to leave Eretz Yisroel) will also die.

PART TWO: "Erev Moshiach"
  1. The "fake" coming of Moshiach ("fake" because it is not the final revelation of Moshiach): two "shooting stars" will appear in the sky ("Moshiach is in them"). One comes from the earth to the sky, the other from above to below, coming and going each night. These shooting stars will "explode" every time they appear. "Two Moshiachs will come out, riding on a donkey, and they will connect ("close up together") to be one big Moshiach. "
    • Shooting stars – Numerous places in the Zohar, including Va'era 119a ”In the year sixty-six the Messiah will appear in the land of Galilee. A star in the east will swallow seven stars in the north, and a flame of black fire will hang in the heaven for sixty days..." Also, Balak 212b “ the future, The Holy One, Blessed is He, will build Jerusalem and one star will spark within 70 pillars of fire and 70 sparks will receive light from it in the middle of the sky. The other 70 stars will be swallowed within it. It will give off light and blaze for 70 days."
    • Two Moshiachs “close up together” – see Malbim on Ezekiel 37:19 (two pieces of wood become one, this refers to Moshiach ben Yosef and Moshiach ben David); also, Zohar Vayigash 206a "Yehuda was a king and Yosef was a king, and they approached one another and they united together as one."
  2. The sun will cease to shine (blocked by the moon), but Jews (including righteous gentiles who converted) will be able to "see through the dark."
    • Sun goes dark – mentioned many places in the Zohar and prophets, including Yoel 4:15, Tzafanya 1:15, Amos 8:9, Micha 3:6, etc.  See the Malbim's commentary on Zecharia 14: "at that time the light of the sun and moon will cease illuminating the world. Hashem himself will be the light of the world, there will no longer be an existence of a physical light."
  3. There will be more righteous gentiles than there are Jews.
    • More righteous non-Jews than Jews – Zecharia 8:23 ten men of all the languages of the nations shall take hold of the skirt of a Jewish man see Rashi there Ten men from the seventy nations. This equals seven hundred for each corner [of the garment]. For the four corners of the [garment] there will be two thousand and eight hundred.
  4. There will be a revival of the dead from among the gentiles.
    • Resurrection of non-Jews -- see the commentary Yfei Toar, and Maayanei HaYeshuah (Abarbanel) p. 11a
  5. All Jews will have Yiras Shomayim (fear of Heaven), no matter how much or how little Torah they know. Even Jews who live far away from any Jewish community will experience this. "They will be protected also."  "Yiras Shomayim will be the holy dust." "It comes from malachim (angels) because they are Hashem's servants."
    • All Jews will have Yiras Shomayim (fear of Heaven) – See Metzudas Dovid commentary on Zecharia 10:12 “They will walk securely by [G-d's] name to fight against Ashur and Egypt.” See also Malbim on Joel 3, and the commentaries on Isaiah 33:6, such as Mahari Kara "At the end of Times when in the future [Hashem] will 'give interest' from the treasury of yiras shomayim."
    • Malachim (angels) will distribute fear of heaven – See also Mitteler Rebbe, Shaarei Tshuva 82b and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Basi L'gani 5721(a), par. 7, discussing G-d's "treasure chest" of yiras shomayim which, like a king's dearest treasure, is kept hidden from view until the king's desire for victory in war is so great that he gives it to the officers to distribute freely and abundantly among the common soldiers in order to achieve victory in the war.
  6. Jews and righteous gentiles will know that this is Moshiach and will have no fear, even if they are ignorant of Torah. We will be happy and excited the whole time, beginning with "Erev Moshiach" (part Two).
  7. “Erev Moshiach” will last for a period of time, during which the Jews will pack their bags for Israel, and unrighteous gentiles will prepare for war against Israel

PART THREE: "The Actions"  
  1. "The big war": The Arabs supported by the entire world (except the United States) attack Israel, but Hashem performs miracles and not a single Jew is hurt. Also mentioned are Torah bombs that are like fire and will "burn their faces."
    • Not a single Jew is hurt – See Ibn Ezra on Zecharia 12:4 “[Even Jews] who went with Gog and Magog against their will won't be destroyed together with the armies of Gog, but rather they shall be protected and saved; the horse of the nations – not the horse of the Jews who will be in their camp – I will strike...”
    • War against Israel – War against Jerusalem (war of Gog and Magog) described in Zecharia and Ezekiel, also Zohar I, Va'era 32a "In the future the children of Yishmael will stir great wars in the world. And the children of Edom [the West] will gather against them, and make war with them, one on the sea, and one on the land, and one by Jerusalem."
    • Hashem defends the Jewish people -- Zecharia 14:3 "Then shall HaShem go forth, and fight against those nations...”
    • Burning the armies of Gog – Ezekiel 39:6, Zecharia 14:12 "And this shall be the plague wherewith HaShem will smite all the peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."
  2. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon "he will be around for the Actions – he will help fight the war." "Right now his yetzer hora (evil inclination) is beating his yetzer tov (good inclination)."
  3. When asked about the pillar of fire (mentioned in the Zohar) he responded that it will be visible during this period. The pillar of fire is the sign that we are going to win the war. The pillar of fire is from the Bais haMikdash (Holy Temple).
    • Pillar of Fire – See Zohar Shemos 7b “The pillar of fire will be seen standing from Above to below...all the peoples of the world will see it.” Also 8a/8b
  4. Moshiach's eagle will take every Jew to Israel and when we get there we will grow our own wings. The wings will be the eagle's extra wings. The patriarchs and Rebbeim won't need wings. The Eagle will take us to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and an Army helicopter will take us to the battlefield.
    We will grow wings – Sanhedrin 92b The Lord will make for them wings like eagles', and they will fly above the water; also, Isaiah 40:31, and Chesed L'Avraham (R' Avraham Azulai) p. 27 ”[Jews after the ingathering] will be so spiritual that they will be able to fly like eagles”

    • Patriarchs and Rebbeim won't need wings – See Sefer Ha-Chezyonos by R' Chayim Vital, Section II, pp112-13, where he describes his visions of Gan Eden with neshomas of certain tzaddikim in the form of flying birds and other, greater, tzaddikim in the form of men.
  5. A great earthquake will occur in the Land of Israel, to be followed by earthquakes all over the world. These will "humble" the tall buildings.
    • Earthquake – mentioned numerous places in the prophets, esp. Ezekiel and Zecharia. Also Zohar III Balak 212b -- "On the day that the star is gathered, the Holy Land will shake for 45 miles from all around until the place of the Temple..." (continued below)
  6. Prophecy (as mentioned in sources) will return to the Jewish people at this time.
    • Prophecy returns to the Jewish people – Malbim on Zecharia 9:1 “In those days ...the word of Hashem and prophecy will be found in Jews in distant lands, and [the gentiles] will inquire of him the word of Hashem that is disbursed then in the entire Jewish nation.”
  7. The rainbow (mentioned in the Zohar) will tell the bad gentiles to run away because Moshiach is here. Bad gentiles will run away in fear, but we will "comfort them" to bring them out of hiding so that we can kill them once and for all ("otherwise they would still bother us and tease us.")
    • Bad non-Jews run away in fear – Zohar, Shemos 7b “...on the day Moshiach will go out...the whole world...will close themselves up inside caves of stone, and they won't think to be saved...from there Moshiach will awaken wars in the world."
  8. There will be fighting. "Jews are going to take whatever they had. Even their treasure."
    • Treasure – Zecharia 14:14 "And the wealth of all the nations round about – gold and silver and clothing – will be gathered in very great abundance."
  9. "Jews who didn't stay good are going to be in the bad guy group. They're going to be crushed to garbage." We asked: If all Jews have yiras shomayim (awe of heaven), how could they not stay good? "The ones who didn't stay good don't have yiras shomayim." He agrees that this refers to the Erev Rav (mixed multitude).
    • Jews who didn't stay good are going to be in the bad guy group – Zohar 7b/8a "Some Jews who break away from Israel will turn to go with the nations and will come with them to make war against the King Moshiach."
    •Erev Rav – Zohar "In the final exile the Erev Rav [mixed multitude] will become the heads of the Jewish people..."
  10. The war will end with the gentiles giving up, recognizing that G-d is defending the Jews. "They [the enemies of the Jewish people] will kill each other."
    •They will kill each other – Ezekiel 38:21 "every man's sword shall be against his brother" Malbim comments "Edom (the West) and Yishmael (the Arabs) will battle one with the other."

PART FOUR: "The Actions" continued (Moshiach and the Holy Temple)  
  1. There are neshomas (souls) of many Jews who passed away above Jerusalem waiting to come down. "When Moshiach comes, he will lead them."
    • Souls above Jerusalem – See Zecharia 14:5
  2. The Third Bais Hamikdash (Holy Temple) will (as stated in Midrash and the Zohar) come down from heaven, next to the Moslem dome (behind the Western Wall). It will cause a "little" earthquake, enough to destroy the dome and "all the avoda zara domes (places of idolotry)." It will "rain hail to destroy the bad-guys' property."
    • Earthquake – Zohar III Balak 212b -- "On the day that the star is gathered, the Holy Land will shake for 45 miles from all around until the place of the Temple. An underground cave will become revealed, and from that cave will go out a fire that will burn the world. From that cave a great and elevated branch [Moshiach] will sprout and it will control the world. To him the kingship will be given. The holy and elevated ones will gather around him, and then Moshiach will be revealed in the world, and to him will go the kingship."
    • Destruction of the Muslim dome by an earthquake – Yoel 4:16-17 “the heavens and earth shall quake...My holy mount...shall be holy, and strangers shall no longer pass through there.” Also, Emek Hamelech, Hakdama, perek 9 " the writings of the Arizal [it is explained] why the Holy place is vacant and not built upon..." This text is used to support the theory of Tuvia Sagiv that the location of the Holy Temple was not where the dome is today, but rather slightly to the South adjacent to the Western Wall.
    • Bais HaMikdash shooting sparks – Midrash Tanchuma Vayak'hel 7 "When Yisroel travelled through the desert, they were preced by the Aron (Ark of the Covenent) which shot out sparks of fire from its two poles and killed their enemies and the snakes and scorpions which infested the desert, and burned the thorn-bushes."
  3. The Bais Hamikdash will subsequently move over to where the Moslem dome is presently situated.
    • Bais Hamikdash moves – Malbim on Zecharia 12 In the future Jerusalem will distance itself from where it is now to the South...where Jerusalem is now will be for Hashem's Cohanim (see next entry) and the Bais HaMikdash.
  4. The Arabs will not be able to see the Bais Hamikdash. They will be angry that their dome was destroyed and will make a "small war" against the Jews, which will last one day.
    • Small war that lasts for one day – Attributed to the Gaon of Vilna is the statement that the war of Gog and Magog will last 12 minutes; Mitteler Rebbe, Shaarei Tshuva 91a "the main aspect of the redemption is dependent upon the fall of Yishmael."
  5. All Jews will be in Jerusalem and will be able to go inside the Bais Hamikdash. The first-born will resume serving in the Holy Temple. Jews who are presently Jews (including present-day converts and those who are not now religious) will be Cohanim and Levites; the non-Jews who convert during the "Holy Fire" will be Yisroel. The Cohanim and Levites will be a new level, not like today; the Yisroel will be like the Jews of today.
    • First-born will serve in the Temple – See Ohr Hatorah (Tzemach Tzedek), Miketz 344a
    • Many converts, but with differentiation from Jews – Zecharia 2:15 "many nations shall join the Lord on that day, and they shall be My people; and I will dwell in your midst"; see the Metzudas Dovid there, also the Malbim's commentary "they will convert and accept the true faith, but despite all that G-d will dwell among the [present] nation of Israel." Also, the Mitteler Rebbe, Shaarei Tshuva 66c "There will be a great distinction between Jews and the nations of the world in elevation and level which will be clear to the eyes of all..."
    • Jews as Cohanim – The Mitteler Rebbe, Shaarei Tshuva 67c "Converts from the nations of the world will be on the level of Yisroel now..."

PART FIVE: The Ultimate Redemption (occurring simultaneously)  
  1. "The real coming of Moshiach" ("real" because it leads to "chayim nitzchim", eternal life): there will be a third techiyas hameisim (revival of the dead) for Moshiach and the Rebbeim ("they are much holier"). "We'll be so happy we're gonna cry because we'll see our Rebbes again"
    • "We'll see our Rebbes again" – Isaiah 30:20 "Your Teacher shall no longer be concealed from you, and your eyes shall see your Teacher." Also, Likkutei Dibburim of the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe "...the Alter Rebbe's quintessential inner love for Jews...was planted in the Rebbes who succeeded him. Such a deep-seated and quintessential love is everlasting, throughout all the generations until the coming of Mashiach, when it will be granted us, at the time of the Resurrection of the Dead, to gaze directly upon the living and luminous countenances of the Rebbes."
  2. "When Moshiach comes, we'll know everything."
    • "We'll know everything" – Tanya, Igeres Hakodesh ch. 26 "The revealed aspects of the Torah, however, will be [after the coming of Moshiach] manifest and known to every Jew, by an innate and unforgotten knowledge."
  3. "We won't need malachim (angels)."
    • "We won't need angels” – Malbim on Zecharia 4:6 “...when Moshiach comes...Hashem will conduct Himself without intermediaries...and not via angels but in a miraculous manner.”;  also, the Rebbe Rashab (maamarim Eter, p. 54), "it is known that neshomas of Atzilus have no need for the assistance of malachim."
  4. "Hashem will make a new world."
    • "Hashem will make a new world" – Isaiah 66:22 "the new heavens and the new earth that I am making"
  5.  "The rainbow will have three colors added: gold, silver and copper."
    • New colors in the messianic rainbow – Zohar, Terumah 128a mentions "three" though the rainbow is not mentioned explicitly. Relatedly, the Talmud speaks of an "eighth strand" being added to the harp of the Holy Temple in the Messianic age, as well as a harp of "ten strings" which is associated with the period of the revival of the dead.
  6. "We won't have to do mitzvos (commandments)."
    • "Won't have to do mitzvos (commandments)" – Tanya, Igeres Hakodesh ch. 26 "As for the statement of our Sages, of blessed memory, that 'the commandments will be abrogated in the future,' (Niddah 61b) this refers to the era of the Resurrection of the Dead." (See this link for a good analysis of how Mitzvos can be eternal, yet at the same time be "abrogated" in the future.
  7. "We won't need electricity, we won't need cars. If we want to go somewhere we'll just have to think it and we'll be there."
    • Won't need electricity – Malbim on Zecharia 14 “ that time the light of the sun and moon will cease illuminating the world. Hashem himself will be the light of the world, there will no longer be an existence of a physical light.”
    • "Won't need cars" – R’ Yisroel of Ruzhin, quoted in Ner Yisroel vol. 2, p. 188 "We don’t need trains for the ingathering of the exiles, because gathering the exiles will take place in a manner resembling how I move the cup from one side of the table to the other."
  8. "When someone has a newborn baby, the baby will become grown-up right away, right after its bris mila."
    • "Newborn baby will grow up right away"– See footnote, sefer Hasichos 5751 p.744 "in the time of Moshiach, a newborn baby will be able to peform various actions, as in the days of the flood (see Bereishis Raba 36:1)."
  9. "Then we will live happily ever after....actually, we'll never be finished"
    • "We'll live happily ever after" – Tanya, Igeres Hakodesh ch. 26 "[For the Jews after Moshiach's coming] nothing will occur that is ritually unfit, impure, or forbidden, since 'there shall not befall [any sin to the righteous]' - and in the era of Mashiach, all Jews will be at the level of the 'righteous'."
  10. The great shofar of Moshiach will be the last thing, after we return to our places.