Nov 30, 2009

4.5 months away

Whoa... Did the Vilna Gaon really say this? That construction on the Third Beis Hamikdash will begin upon the completion of the contruction of the third completion of the Hurva shul on the Old City?

As the Hurva Shul is nearing its completion, and is scheduled to be rededicated on March 15th for the third time, the Gra's prediction means that on March 16, 2010 construction on the third Beis Hamikdash will begin.

Interestingly, looking at a calendar will show you that March 16 is Rosh Chodesh Nissan. We know that the gemara says in Nissan the Jews were redeemed [from Egypt] and in Nissan the Jews will again be redeemed.

I never know how to relate to such predictions, but here at Life in Israel we wish it will come true, b'mehaira b'yameinu..


  1. we wish it will come true, b'mehaira b'yameinu..
    .אמן כן יהי רצון

  2. I'm sceptical of such things naturally, but let's pray this is indeed the case!

  3. If you can't bring a credible source, then quoting this sort of thing is irresponsible.

  4. And they said that Rabbi Kadouri had a special blessing that he'd live to see the Moshiach.

    And they said that some date in 2008 was the armageddon date for Ahmadenijad's crazy Islamic sect and that he'd start a nuclear war on that day.

    And they said that the Lubavitcher Rebbe was the Moshiach and that he'd reveal himself ANY DAY NOW! And come to think of it, they still do!

  5. I once heard that anyone who believes that Mashiach is going to come on a particular date is in violation of the 13 principles of faith. It is a denial that Mashiach could come before that date and the belief he could come at any moment. Not to mention the people who get so caught up in the date that they can't handle when it is not true.

    On the flip side it would be cool if it was true. Hopefully he will arrive soon.

  6. Seems like the "Temple" is on the minds of many differing people?!

  7. physically rebuilt or does it mean that bshamayim the countdown for the beit hamiqdash starts once the hurva is rebuilt or maybe this or maybe that.

  8. hahahahahaha ahahahahahah ahahahahah ahahahaha hahahahahah hahahaha hahahaahahaha

    This is best one I've heard since Rav Mordehcai Eliyahu's magic watch...


  9. Rafi, stick to facts. FACTS, facts, facts. Not rumors. RUMORS. RUMORS. Yech.


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