Jewish Thought

End of Days



Hi there,
Can you please clarify why the Gemara states that both positive AND NEGATIVE occurrences are proof of Mashiachs' arrival? Why would bad things be proof of Mashiachs' arrival?


To the Questioner, 

See the Gemara (Sanhedrin 97) which states that if the Jewish people do Tshuva there does not have to be any bad at all to merit the Redemotion; 

It's only if Jewish people do not do Tshuva on thier own, then Hashem orchestrates the events of the world in a way of difficulty which brings the the Jewish people to doing the necessary Tshuva. 

With blessings,