Tuesday, January 25, 2005

We Already Have 'B'Chezkas Moshiach'

From last week's Beis Moshiach:

Even in the early years of his leadership, chassidim knew that the Rebbe shlita, the nasi of the seventh generation since the Alter Rebbe, was Melech HaMoshiach... Then, on Shabbos Parshas Shmos 5752, we were privileged to hear the Rebbe shlita himself use a unique expression when he said that "there already is b'chezkas Moshiach." That same year, a rabbinical p'sak din had been written, establishing that according to the halachic signs and principles, the Lubavitcher Rebbe meets the criteria of "one who is presumed to be Moshiach."

In fact, many people have dealt with the issue of "b'chezkas Moshiach" since the p'sak din and the Rebbe's sicha, even writing books on the subject [foremost among them, the seifer Yechi HaMelech HaMoshiach by HaRav Sholom Dovber HaLevi Wolpo], explaining the signs of "b'chezkas Moshiach" and how the Rebbe shlita fits the description. However, since there are still many people who have difficulties with certain aspects of these signs, this is an appropriate opportunity to discuss this matter briefly, as it is explained in the sichos of the Rebbe MH"M shlita...
The article goes on to explain why the (deceased) Lubavitcher Rebbe is currently the presumptive Messiah. In response, see my book, this article in response to the pesak din and my Hebrew booklet on the subject in which I dissect and rebut these (silly) arguments.

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