Rebbe Elimelech of Lizensk longed for the coming of Moshiach (Messiah), a day when truth and justice will prevail the world over. He told a parable about a baker sifting flour, which he said would be indicative of Moshiach's imminent arrival. This amazing parable helps us understand current events today.
If you think Torah isn't exciting, you haven't yet learned the Book of Ruth properly.
If you think Torah isn't romantic, you haven't yet learned the Book of Ruth properly.
If you think Torah isn't inspiring, you haven't yet learned the Book of Ruth properly.
If you think Torah sells women short and is chauvinistic, sorry, you don't know the Book of Ruth.
Here's your chance to learn and appreciate the beauty of the Book of Ruth. Today's lesson begin with a review of Chapters One and Two, then hits the height of the drama and suspense of Chapter Three.
In Chapter Two of the Book of Ruth, we learn how Moshiach is blessed with the DNA of his great grandmother Ruth, whose compassionate deeds uplifted her from the lowest imaginable spiritual roots to the highest stature imaginable, a truly self-made woman.
In our introduction to the Book of Ruth, we learn how the Dark Side tries everything to prevent Moshiach's arrival, so Hashem must engineer it in such a way that catches the unholy spiritual opposition completely off guard.
Today's lesson is a guide for the perplexed, those who want answers to the following questions:
1. Who is Moshiach and how will we recognize him?
2. What will happen when Moshiach comes?
3. Will life be different in the age of Moshiach?
4. Is there any truth to the claims made recently that Moshiach will come by a certain date?