Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Daf Yomi - Taanis 30 - Two Times for the Resurrection

The Gemora stated: Kol hamisavel al Yerushalyim zocheh vroeh bsimchasa – Anyone who mourns for Jerusalem will merit witnessing her joy.

The Ritva states that there are actually two periods of resurrection. One period is at the end of the era of our world, after the arrival of the Messiah, but an earlier one is at the time of building the Beis Hamikdosh. At that time, all those who died in exile will be woken up to take part in the rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdosh. Those who did not drop a tear will not be woken. There still exists a possibility that they may be woken at the end of time.

2 comments:

Leibel said...

does everyone hold that bais hamikdosh will be built before moshiach? i seem to remember some discussion about that.

Avromi said...

Leibel, see here Daf Notes