27 Nisan 5774
12 days of the Omer
Where is Mashiach in the counting of the omer? He is found hidden within the nightly prayer which concludes the count:
“O Compassionate One! May He return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place speedily and in our time. Amen; Selah.”Because everyone knows that when the Temple is rebuilt, Mashiach will have already come.
Note to the readers: Someone commented and asked why, if I believe that Mashiach is in the world today, I continue to speak of his "coming." Suppose your parents are alive in the world, yet living at a great distance from you, and you are expecting them to arrive soon to your home. Is it incorrect to speak of their "coming" to your house? Does it mean they are any less alive in the world? Perhaps, it would be clearer to speak of their "arrival" or in the case of Mashiach, of his "revelation" since his identity is currently hidden.
When I speak of Mashiach's "coming," I'm referring to his arrival to Yerushalayim and the revelation of his identity.
Wishing you all a profitable and successful omer accounting,