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Rav Tzvi Meyer Zilberberg quoted from Seforim Hakedoshim, the following: "As soon as the Second Beis Hamikdash was destroyed, Hashem began preparing the final Geulah and the Third Beis HaMikdash."

Does anyone know which sefer actually says this?

  • how do you know he said this? Did you hear him live? Was this quoted in a secondary source? – mevaqesh Dec 6 '16 at 6:24
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See this article, and especially this quote from the Talmud Yerushalmi:

On the day that the Holy Temple was destroyed, a Jew was plowing his field when his cow suddenly called out. An Arab was passing by and heard the low of the cow. Said the Arab to the Jew: "Son of Judah! Unyoke your cow, free the stake of your plow, for your Holy Temple has now been destroyed."

The cow then lowed a second time. Said the Arab to the Jew: "Son of Judah! Yoke your cow, reset the stake of your plow, for the Redeemer has now been born..."

Said Rabbi Bon: "Do we need to learn this from an Arab? The Torah itself says so. The verse (Isaiah 10:34) predicts, "And the cedar of Lebanon shall be felled by the mighty one." And what is written in the very next verse? "There shall come forth a shoot out of the stem of Yishai"

(Jerusalem Talmud, Berachot 2:4)

  • It is not clear for me, can you explain a little more the allusion to the third temple? – kouty Jul 27 '16 at 10:51
  • @kouty: As soon as the Beit Hamikdash was destroyed G-d was already preparing for Moshiach, who will build the 3rd Beit Hamikdash (incidentally, the Lubavitcher Rebbe points out that this means that G-d was already preparing before the destruction, since the baby was conceived 9 months prior). ---- There are sources that talk about the Beit Hamikdash being built in Heaven through our Mitzvot (or tears, see here: matzav.com/avraham-fried-explains-source-of-lyrics ) throught the exile, so that it will be ready to descend from Heaven when Moshiach comes. – Menachem Jul 27 '16 at 19:22
  • Gemara in Succa... OK I see. – kouty Jul 27 '16 at 19:57

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