Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein stated the following:

The Rambam says that any Jewish person who wants Moshiach because someone died and they want them to come back to life etc. other than wanting G-d to be revealed is called an apikores...

The Shebulei HaLeket says that all the Jewish people who are not waiting for Moshiach - even though they happen to be alive when Moshiach comes, they will not be able to see Moshiach come. They will die...

1) Where does the Rambam say this?

2) Where does the Shebulei HaLeket say this?

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    is there any way of asking him himself?
    – sam
    Mar 21, 2017 at 3:09
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    @sam: I went to Ohr Naava's website and emailed them the question. Thanks for your suggestion. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:30
  • Perhaps he was misquoting Hilkhot Melakhim 12:7.
    – mevaqesh
    Mar 21, 2017 at 4:28
  • Much improved!!
    – mevaqesh
    Mar 23, 2017 at 16:35

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The Shebulei HaLeket is here in chapter 274.

  • Than you very much! What's the wording? Mar 23, 2017 at 16:58
  • @ChiddusheiTorah I included a link. Do you mean a translation?
    – Jay
    Mar 23, 2017 at 17:05
  • Yes, I would appreciate it. Mar 23, 2017 at 17:07
  • @ChiddusheiTorah ok first here's the context: he's quoting his brother R. Binyomin's explanation of the statement of Chazal that whoever doesn't mourn on Tisha Bav will not see Jerusalem in its future happy (restored post-messianic) state. And here's the quote: "whoever doesn't mourn on it is not fit to see it's consolation, even if he will be alive when the geulah comes, and he will be written in the group of the reshaim who do not believe and are not fit for the redemption, as we find by [the redemption from] Egypt that all those who did not believe in the geulah died during the three days
    – Jay
    Mar 23, 2017 at 17:25
  • @ChiddusheiTorah of darkness." It should be noted, however, that "emunah" in this context may not mean "belief".
    – Jay
    Mar 23, 2017 at 17:30

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