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Maimonides – Laws Pertaining to The Messiah

Maimonides   »   Mishneh Torah   »   Sefer Shoftim   »   Melachim uMilchamot Chapter 11 Halacha 1 In the future, the Messianic king will arise and renew the Davidic dynasty, restoring it to its initial sovereignty. He will build the Temple and gather the dispersed of Israel. Then, in his days, the observance of all the statutes will return to [Read More]

Messiah : The Criteria

The Jewish tradition of “The Messiah” has its foundation in numerous biblical references, and understands “The Messiah” to be a human being – without any overtone of deity or divinity – who will bring about certain changes in the world and fulfill certain criteria before he can be acknowledged as “The Messiah”. First of all, [Read More]

Perfection

“I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah…” Maimonides 13 Principles of Faith Belief in the eventual coming of the Messiah and perfection of the world under his reign is a basic and fundamental part of traditional Judaism. The concept is not mentioned explicitly in the Torah (Five Books of Moses), but [Read More]