The Haftara chosen for Yom Ha’atzmaut describes the Messiah this way: he will smell (v’harichothe fear of the LORD, and not by what his eyes sees shall he judge, and not by what his ears hear shall he render verdict. Words and sights lead a person astray but smell, Ibn Ezra explains, never fails a person. Without seeing or hearing anything, the Messiah will sense what’s going on. Abrabarnel explains that the word v’haricho can be vocalized v’harvicho, which would mean and his success will be fear of the LORD. Only in the messianic age will success be measured solely by fear of God – and the more we measure success solely by what we see and hear, the more we need redemption