Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rabbi Kessin: Part 2 - The Perception of the Divine Prophecy and the Messianic Process



Part One of this lecture can be found here.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never get tired of listening to Rabbi Kessin, and repetition of his shiurim is refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Me too. I find his shiurim extremely comforting and I think he's the best.

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Kessin has a lot of merit. He is mentioned in the overview of the Chofetz Chaim's book Shimras HaLashon. He is listed among others of whose shiurim info was gleaned for that amazing, monumentally important book.

Anonymous said...

I first heard about Rabbi Kessin from the Chofetz Chaim's Heritage Foundation tape on Shmiras Halashon, and that was about 15 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Kessin says that Moshiach is here but is currently paralyzed, in prison. I think I know who he is hinting at.

Anonymous said...

Does he say that in the above shiur? ( didn't get to listen to the second one yet) also, does he say it as a fact?

Judi

Devorah said...

I'm intending to listen to it today, I haven't had a chance yet.

Neshama said...

Rabbi Kessin is like fine wine, aged to perfection. On Monday, when he spoke to the Ladies Shiur in Jerusalem I spoke to him and complimended him on his remarkable style and content. And I reminded him that I used to attend his shiurim in Flatbush many moon ago. He is just as pleasant in person as on the videos.

I enjoy his humor immensely.

Devorah said...

A note to commenters: Rabbi Kessin states that he does not mind if listeners disagree with him. You are allowed to disagree BUT there is a way of doing so. I will not publish any comment which speaks derogatorily about Rav Kessin. Any comments which do not follow this guideline will be deleted.

Devorah said...

When Rabbi Kessin says that Moshiach is paralyzed and ''in jail'' it is not meant to be taken literally, Rabbi Kessin does not mean that Moshiach is sitting in a wheelchair behind bars, it means He is paralyzed within Himself, he cannot reveal his powers yet. Hashem has ''imprisoned'' the powers of the Moshiach until such time as the world will be capable of receiving it. Trump is instrumental in bringing us to this time.
This is an absolutely brilliant shiur, again, from Rabbi Kessin. I highly recommend you find the time to listen.

alex613 said...

here is another review shiur https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=39266

angela said...

Baruch HaShem...
in our days, please, HaShem...

כנישתא חדא said...

Devorah in response to what you said:
"When Rabbi Kessin says that Moshiach is paralyzed and ''in jail'' it is not meant to be taken literally, Rabbi Kessin does not mean that Moshiach is sitting in a wheelchair behind bars, it means he is paralyzed within Himself, he cannot reveal his powers yet. Hashem has ''imprisoned'' the powers of the Moshiach until such time as the world will be capable of receiving it."

It is definitely true that Moshiach being paralyzed behind bars is meant to be understood more deeply as everything else in the world is, however, Rabbi Ezriel Tauber explains that everything happens also in its literal sense even while its a parable to something deeper. So yes Moshiach sitting in a wheelchair behind bars while the majority of the world is "waging war against him" is meant to be understood that he cannot reveal his powers yet, and we are not capable of receiving him yet. However, that is not to say that Moshiach is not actually sitting in a wheelchair behind bars! In fact, Rav Chatzkel Levinson said that as Jews we are required should look for the literal outplay of the words of Chazal and like all world events leading to Moshiach keep in mind the deeper significance of what is happening around us and it is forbidden to ignore these things.

Sometimes, by saying "its not to be taken literal" people can brush off actual events which clearly hint to the coming of Moshiach as outlined by Chazal. And then the deeper meaning can be interpreted by each individual in a way that comfortably meets their lifestyle so they can go on in their ways without change. That is dangerous.

In our case, when the Ramchal interprets the gemara that Moshiach is sitting "in the gates of Rome" he says, that means that he is sitting in jail void of his spiritual light. The Ramchal is not giving us another parable, he is giving us the actual meaning.

I don't want to make any predictions but actually, as we speak there is a huge tzaddik of the likes that the world hasn't seen in many generations who is sitting in a wheelchair behind bars after undergoing a life-threatening surgery. All this while it seems that the whole world is "waging war against him"

I only mention this here because I know that the people of this blog are on the correct side of things, just wanted to point out this interesting thing that Rabbi Kessins shiur reminded me of.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's who I am thinking of, and I have a gut feeling that R. Kessin is hinting to us about him. I would openly accept R. Berland if he is Moshiach. Even if he is not Moshiach, he is a true tzaddik.

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Kessin is awesome - He has such a shiny positive happy ruach about him. I love listening to him, I hope he is right.