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Prophecy or Ru'ach HaKodesh for Gentiles

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Rabbi Ari Shvat

Av 5, 5775
Question
Yoel 3:1 gives an outstanding prophecy mainly talking about Israel. When it talks about pouring the Ruach Hakodesh on all flesh, who is it talking about?
Answer
There’s a difference of opinion. Some commentaries say it’s referring to all of Israel, the classic commentator Ibn Ezra adds: who are in the Land of Israel, for as a rule, there’s only prophecy among the Nation of Israel in this Land. On the other hand, the Metzudot David commentary explains that the very inclusive term: “on all flesh”, may include all of the remaining people (including gentiles) who “pass” the Judgment Day (which Yoel details in the continuation of that prophecy), successfully.
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