Section: Galus & Geula Category: Moshiach
|Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz: Moshiach’s Arrival – Why No One Knows But Always Says They Know|
The Pasuk says in Eicha (1:54), “Karasi L’mAhavai V’Heima Rimuni”, I called to my loved ones and they tricked me. The Medrash says that this refers to the Chachomim who instituted Truma and Chalah in Bavel.
The rational for instituting Truma in Bavel, says Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz, was that any day Moshiach would arrive and they needed to keep fresh in knowing the halachos of Truma. In hindsight after nearly 2,000 years, this was totally unnecessary. It was merely a ploy to have them believe that the geula is imminent, so that they would not lose hope. This was the “Rimuni”, the trickery needed to keep us afloat throughout the long and bitter galus.
Im Kol Zeh Achakeh Lo B'Chol Yom SheYavo!