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UPDATED July 2 2014
“Don’t abandon the Torah of your mother” (Prov. 1:8).
One needs to have clothing this is the “Tzitzit”, and wrapping of the arm “Tefillin” as it says, “The prayer of a poor man, because I am wrapped” (Psalms 102:1). Saying of Shema in its proper time. Without these 3 they goe out “without כסף (money)” , they leave this world after this life without any currency of the Word to Come. They won’t have any portion in the כסוף (money) of the world to come.(Tikuny Zohar Page 22B)
The sister of the Vilna Gaon and another woman took on the arduous task of collecting money and distributing it to the needy families of their city. Subsequently, they made a pact between them that the one who passed away first would visit the other in a dream and describe the portion that was awaiting her in the World to Come. Shortly after the second woman’s passing, she appeared to the Gaon’s sister in a dream and told her, “I am not permitted to reveal details concerning the World to Come, but I can tell you the following: One day while we were out collecting funds, you caught a glimpse of a person who had given generously to our cause in the past walking on the other side of the street. Quickly, you called to her, waving your hand to get her attention. When you arrive here, you will receive great reward even for the additional effort of waving your hand.” We must never underestimate the importance of our every effort on behalf of others, and in turn, the great reward that awaits us in the World to Come for each and every one of them.
In Brochot 17a: it teaches that in the World to Come, there will be no eating, no drinking, sex , no business, no jealousy, no hatred. Rather, there will only be righteous people sitting with their crowns on their heads enjoying the light of God.
Reality will ascend in the seventh millennium to Binah , in the eighth millennium to
Chochmah, and in the ninth millennium to the Upper Dat, which is in the “Mazalin the 13 Tikunei Dikna.They are a emanation of Keter.
Prophet Haggai says
” Thus says YHVH TSVAOT yet again in just a little while I will shake the Heavens and the Earth the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations. The costliest of the nations shall come. I will fill My house with Glory says YHVH TSVAOT . The silver is Mine the Gold is mine says YHVH TSVAOT. The glory of the latter house shall be greater than that of the former says YHVH TSVOAT. In this place I shall give Peace says YHVH TSVAOT. (2:6-9)
The Metsudat David says that when the Holy Temple is built there shall not be any violence or theft, but there shall be peace. We see more effect of the Holy Temple from the prophet Isaiah:
” It shall come to pass on that day that the burden shall be removed from Your shoulder, and the yoke from your neck. The yoke shall be destroyed because of fatness ” (10:27)
The Vilna Goan explains because of the oil of lighting the menorah in the Temple. All who take upon them selves the yoke of Torah. There will pass from them the yoke of this world. The Prophet Jeremiah also gives us insight into this new divine revelation:
” This shall be the covenant I shall make with the house of Israel after these days says YHVH. I will put the Torah in their inner parts and write in their hearts and will be their Eloheme, and they shall be my people. They shall no more teach each man his neighbor and every man His brother saying, know YHVH as they shall all know me from the least of them to the greatest of them says YHVH. For I will forgive their iniquity and remember their sin no more “(31:32-33)
The Radak explains all will know Hashem the small to the great. The difference at this time will be what is done with this knowledge. People will excel over others by Their application of this knowledge to the fear of Hashem and to walking in His ways. The Metsudat David explains the phrase ” after these days ” as referring to after the exile. This being the time that “all will know Hashem” after having Their iniquity forgiven they shall be pure and clean, and therefore they shall know that YHVH is ELOHEME. The Prophet Joel also describes this new spiritual elevation:
” It shall come to pass afterwards I will pour out my spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see visions. Also upon the servants and the hand maids in those days I will pour out my spirit “(3:1)
The Radak explains the world will be filled with knowledge of Hashem. Everyone of Israel will experience Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit). There shall rest upon Israel the spirit of YHVH which is chochmah (wisdom), Binah (understanding), spirit of advice and Givurah. The Metsudat David says this will happen in the time of Messiah. In the teaching of Isaiah we see the result of this Ruach Ha Kodesh :
” In that day shall you say praise YHVH , call upon His name and make his doings among the people. Make mention that His name is exalted ” (12:4)
The Radak explains that the Jewish people will call to the nations in the name of YHVH . The Holy Blessed name that is not spoken now YHVH, will then be spoken as it is written. As is taught by Rabbi Nachman bar Yitzchak in the Talmud in tractate Passachim. From the prophecy of Zechariah we see how this Ruach Ha Kodesh will effect the nations:
” Sing and rejoice oh daughter of Zion, for I come and I will dwell in the midst of you says YHVH, and many nations will join themselves to YHVH, on that day they shall be my people and I will dwell in the midst of you and you shall know that YHVH TSVAOT has sent me to you and YHVH shall choose Yehudah as his portion in the Holy land, and He shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent all flesh before YHVH for He has roused himself out of his Holy habitation ” (2:14-17)
The Radak says this prophesy describes the pleasantness of Holiness in the future during the days of Messiah this will even pass over to the nations and many will join Israel. Rashi brings to our attention that because of the seventy languages of men and the four corners of our Talit that each Jew will have two thousand eight hundred gentiles coming to him. The Metsudat David says the Shechinah shall dwell in Jerusalem. Concerning ” Yehudah is His portion ” we learn Yehudah is the portion of the Holy one. Concerning this the Prophet Zechariah states:
“Thus says YHVH TSVAOT it shall come to pass that there shall come people and the inhabitants of many cities and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another saying let us go speedily to entreat the favor of YHVH , and seek YHVH TSVAOT. I will also go and many people and strong nations will come to seek YHVH TSVAOT in Jerusalem and to pray before YHVH. Thus says YHVH TSVAOT, in those days it will come to pass that ten men out of all the languages of the nations will take hold and seize the corner of the garment of He that is a Jew saying, we will go with you for we have heard Eloheme is with you” (8:20)
From the words of the Prophet Jeremiah we can see a bit of to what extent Jews and gentiles alike are going to change :
” At that time they shall call Jerusalem the thrown of YHVH and all the nations shall be gathered to it. To the name of YHVH to Jerusalem, Nor shall they walk anymore after the stubbornness of Their evil heart ” (3:17)
The Radak says no longer will Yisrael or the nations walk after their stubborn hearts, which refers to the hardening of the heart. Metsudat David says at the Thrown of Hashem Jerusalem they shall see the Shechinah. In the Talmud in tractate Bava Batra1, Rabba said in the name of Rav Yochanan, in the future the Holy One will lift up Jerusalem three parsa high, but the sages say it will be lifted up to the space equal to that which it occupies. At that time Jerusalem shall not be as today. As in the future only those invited will be able to go up. Also looking at the words of the prophet Micah we can see how all the nations come to recognize that Hashem dwells in Israel :
” In the last days it shall come to pass that the mountain of the house of YHVH shall be established on the top of the mountains. It shall be exulted on the top of the hills. Peoples Shall stream towards it. The nations shall say come let us go to the mountain of YHVH the house of the God of Jacob. He shall teach us His ways and we shall walk in His paths. For the Torah shall go out from Zion and the word of YHVH from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples and shall decide concerning the strong nations afar off. They shall beat Their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift sword against nation. Nor shall they learn war anymore, Each man shall sit under His vine or Fig tree. None shall make Them afraid for the mouth of YHVH TSVAOT has spoken it. (4:1-4)
The Radak tells us all the gentiles will say to their friends let us go to Jerusalem, and go up to the house of Hashem. The Metsudat David says they will go up to Jerusalem to learn the Torah. The Messiah will be the ruler on all the peoples, and there will no longer be war among the nations, as He will make peace between them. We have seen how all the nations will be effected by Divine revelation, yet even after all this it appears that there shall be a few stragglers Who will need more persuasion as we see in the Prophesy of Zechariah:
” And it shall come to pass that everyone that is left of all the nations Who come against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the living king YHVH TSVAOT , and to keep the feast of Succoth and whoever does not come up of all the families of the Earth to Jerusalem to worship the king YHVH TSVAOT, upon them there shall be no rain ” (14:16-17)
The Radak says, those of the nations that are left after the war will turn to Hashem with all of their Heart. The war will happen in the time of Succoth. The nations shall see the wonders of Hashem. If they do not go up the nation’s land will not have rain.
Rabbi Yochanan informs us in Midrash Rabbah2 concerning the Song of Songs that Jerusalem in the time to come will extend as far as Damascus. allowing room to accommodate many. From the words of the Prophet Isaiah we see that over all the effect of the work of Messiah will be wide spread:
” And it shall be in the last days that the Mountain of the house of YHVH shall be established on the top of the mountains and be exulted above the hills. All the nations shall flow into it. Many peoples will shall go up and flow into it and say come let us go up to the mountain of YHVH to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, and we shall walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the Torah and the word of YHVH from Jerusalem. He shall judge the people among the nations and decide among many people. They shall beat their sword into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift sword against nation neither shall they learn war any more ” (2:2-4)
1. 1Talmud Tractate Bava Batra 74b
1. 2Midrash Rabba, Song of Songs