I have seen medroshim quoted saying that there is a stage of Geula during the times of Galus.

Are we currently in that stage?

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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya! Where have you seen these Midrashim? Could you cite them? What makes you think that we may or may not be in this pseudo-redemption stage? I’m not trying to be tough - this seems like an excellent question; I’m simply trying to understand it. Hope to see you around! – DonielF Jan 4 '18 at 5:52
  • The medrash is found in medrash Raba shir hashirim parsha 2 passuk 33 – משיח עכשיו Jan 4 '18 at 12:50
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    Maybe you could edit that information into your question? – DonielF Jan 4 '18 at 17:07
  • Maybe, maybe not. Probably. But it's not like any ancient sources cited our time and said that it was the yemos haMoshiach. On a side note, many contemporary gedolim have said time and time again that we should be gearing up for geulah sheleimah. – ezra Jan 5 '18 at 1:46
  • rambam says we can only know retroactively after it all happens – ray Jan 5 '18 at 6:39

the Rebbe said on the 20th of kislev 5752 we are in Yemos Hamoshia


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for the audio recoding see minute 10:05 here

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    Notably, everyone else disagrees with this. – Double AA Jan 28 '18 at 13:46
  • @DoubleAA "Everyone" is a pretty broad term, though I will agree with you and say the vast majority of Jewish authorities disagree with the Lubavitcher Rebbe on this. – ezra Feb 18 '19 at 18:01

The gemara in Avodoh Zarah Daf 9a mentions that for the past 1778 years we are already in Yemos Hamoshiach. Year 4000 of creation was 172 years after the churban Beis Hamikdash.

תנא דבי אליהו ששת אלפים שנה הוי העולם שני אלפים תוהו שני אלפים תורה שני אלפים ימות המשיח בעונותינו שרבו יצאו מהן מה שיצאו מהן In relation to the discussion on the calculation of years, the Gemara states that one of the Sages of the school of Eliyahu taught: The world is destined to exist for six thousand years. For two thousand years the world was waste, as the Torah had not yet been given. The next set of two thousand years are the time period of the Torah. The last set of two thousand years are the period designated for the days of the Messiah, but due to our many sins there are those years that have been taken from them, i.e., such and such years have already passed and have been taken from the two thousand years that are designated for the Messiah, and the Messiah has not yet arrived. Whenever a tanna taught this baraita, he would insert the number of years that was correct for his time.

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