Many of the 1 billion-strong members of Western religious faith can be placed in one of two categories, those who believe we are living, in what we may call the “Pre-Messianic” age, and those who subscribe to a “Post-Messianic” existence.
What does the death of Sara have to do with King David? Welcome to another episode of Parsha with Rabbi Kravitz. This week’s Parsha is Chayei Sarah.
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 many hints are given through exegetical teaching of several passages.
Based on the Thirteen Principles of Faith formulated by the Rambam in his Commentary on the Mishnah (tractate Sanhedrin 10:1).
One of the basic premises upon which Christianity rests is that Jesus was the Messiah predicted in the Jewish Bible. Judaism has always rejected this belief.
And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.”