Perek 11: Vision of the Future
This Perek serves as the Haftorah for the last day of Pesach in Chutz La'aretz.
Christian View of the Coming of Messiah
Ramban, in his writings, published the transcript of his public disputation with Dominican Friar Pablo Christiani, July 20-24 1263 in Barcelona. In his debate he notes that Messiah could not possibly have come already because of the sheer amount of war and bloodshed and certainly in Christian Europe at the time. Here are his words from the disputation itself.
Here the actual text from Ramban's transcript of the debate:
For more on the topic about the pace of Geulah and the different perspectives in Jewish thoughts, please see my shiur on the topic by clicking here.
Prophecy as Potential - The Malbim Principle
Contemporary Visions of Peace
Source for Havdalah