Economy – Good or Not

There seems to be a contradiction in Chazal whether the economy will be good or not right before the coming of Moshiach.

The Gemora in Megilla 17B writes:
ומה ראו לומר קיבוץ גליות לאחר ברכת השנים דכתיב … ופריכם תשאו לעמי ישראל כי קרבו לבוא
רש”י: ופריכם תשאו לעמי ישראל כי קרבו לבא – אלמא קיבוץ גליות בעת ברכת השנים היא

On the other hand, The Gemora in Sanhedrin 97A proclaims:
כי יראה כי אזלת יד ואפס עצור ועזוב – אין בן דוד בא … עד שתכלה פרוטה מן הכיס

The current economic situation might consolidate both views. If we compare it to recent years we might find that a lot of people are tighter financially than they used to be. Then again, if we compare the current situation to the income level of Yiden throughout the Golus we are much better off.

 

One Response to “Economy – Good or Not”

  1. Getzel Says:

    Nice Pshat. Yehi Rotzon that Moshiach should come. Then for sure we will merit to all the berochos.

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