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Since all acts of Tikkun, righteousness, and justice are in fact rooted in the conjunction of MaH and BaN as we’d said, it follows then that everything that was and will be and will occur in the world is rooted there too from the first. That’s because it was always God’s intention that though the world would experience blemishes and the like, it would ultimately be rectified. And that back and forth is all rooted in the conjunction of the ironically “mutually exclusive” forces of MaH and BaN.

Ramchal then adds the following, which opens up a world of implications as we’ll see. He remarks that this phenomenon is tied into the mystical notion of God’s foreknowledge versus human free will. This theme will recur soon enough in Klach so we’ll spend some time explaining it.

 

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Petach 80 starts off by reiterating a point made earlier on [1] to the effect that all the various sorts of defects, acts of wrongdoing and injustice, and the like that could possibly exist are rooted in BaN. And all the various sorts of Tikkun, acts of righteousness and justice, and the like for those defects are rooted in the conjunction of MaH and BaN.

Footnote:

[1]       See Petach 62 and 11:3 above as well as Klallim Rishonim 34.

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Here’s how Ramchal explains the need for the following. “After having discussed how the Great (Day of) Judgment will entail a full reckoning of the defects and repairs” brought on by our deeds, “we’d now do well to offer more of an explanation of the source” of those defects and repairs. Because not only are the laudatory repairs rooted in the Divine Forces — the blameworthy defects are, too.

 

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And Petach 79 ends with the resounding statement that perfection will then come about as such through the knowledge of God’s Yichud. And eternity will be established forever and ever and to all eternity, ad infinitum, in accordance with the perfection that will exist then which we’d spoken of above at length.

 

 

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Ramchal doesn’t discuss Elijah at any length in his works but we will at this juncture since he’s cited at the end of the verses of Malachi we quoted above, and since he’ll play an important role in the onset of the Messianic Era.

The clearest exposition of Elijah’s role in the end of days is presented at the end of Tractate Eduyot (8:7). We’re told there that “Elijah will come to (the world in the Messianic Era in order to) solve disputations (among the sages’ redactions) … to bring peace to the world, … and to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers”, which is to say that he will establish peace and harmony in the world so that God can establish the same throughout the universe by manifesting His Yichud.

 

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Ramchal himself agrees that the Great Day of Judgment will occur after the resurrection of the dead, and that everyone will then be judged. Those deserving of punishment (aside what they’d experienced of it in Gehenom) will suffer it then and will be utterly and eternally undone, while those deserving of reward (aside what they’d experienced of it in the Garden of Eden) will enjoy it then [1].

Everything that had ever occurred in the course of the six millennia of creation will be judged then individually. Then the seventh millennium will begin, when everything will change its form [2]. And then a great rectification will come about on par with what would have occurred had Adam and Eve not erred: all will be pure, all wrongfulness will be undone, and a new and unfathomable world will come about for all of eternity [3].

And as to Elijah’s role in all of this, as referred to in the quote from Malachi above…

 

Notes:

[1]       Ma’amar HaIkkurim.

[2]       Adir Bamarom p. 52.

[3]       Ma’amar HaGeulah.

 

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There are three “days of judgment” in fact: Rosh Hashanah, when you’re judged for the year to come; the day of your death, when you’re judged for the afterlife; and finally, when you’re to be judged for eternity [1] (which is why it’s termed the “Great” or ultimate Day of Judgment).

The Great Day of Judgment will occur after the resurrection of the dead [2], it will take place in Emek Yehosaphat [3], and it will be a “dark and stunning day — a fearsome and frightening” [4] and “horrific” [5] day.

It’s generally held that everyone’s right to resurrected in fact will be judged then, as well as the ultimate fate of each one’s body and soul [6]. But Ar’i contends that only non-Jews are to be judged then [7].

Two things will serve you especially well in the Great Day of Judgment: your having observed the Shabbat [8] and learned Torah [9].

And after the Great Day of Judgment will have come about God’s presence will become manifest to all [10], and it will become clear that everything that had occurred was purposeful and perfectly and flawlessly set in order [11].

 

 

Notes:

[1]       Ramban’s Sha’ar HaGemul.

[2]       Ibid.

[3]       Midrash v’Yoshaiah.

[4]       Otzar HaMidrashim.

[5]       Midrash Tanchuma, Pekudai.

[6]       Ramban’s Sha’ar HaGemul.

[7]       See Nephesh HaChaim 1:17, implying that they alone would need to be judged whereas the body and souls of all Jews will automatically merit The World to Come.

[8]       Mechilta, Beshalach.

[9]       Midrash Daniel.

[10]     Midrash Tanchuma, Shoftim.

[11]     Otzar HaMidrashim.

 

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Rabbi Feldman also offers two free e-mail classes on http://www.torah.org entitled “Spiritual Excellence” and “Ramchal”.

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