This series features an in-depth study – in 120-byte size segments – on the Twelfth Principles of our Jewish Faith, Belief in the coming of The Messiah (Moshiach). Drawing on a wide range of classic and contemporary commentaries ultimately addressing the burning issue of passive Anticipation vs active Awaiting?
Episode Twenty-One: “ANTICIPATING THE MESSIAH”
In previous Episodes we thoroughly and richly established a foundational thesis of what the Messianic Redemption is truly all about!
Now we will begin to address the idea of nurturing anticipation for Moshiach’s arrival.
We’ll open with the big question “is believing in a better future or even glorious tomorrow good enough or is it necessary for us to become emotionally invested?”
Simply stated: does Torah impose an “Anticipatory Mandate” or is maintaining the Faith Credo sufficient?
Surprisingly, the answer can be found in details of the post-mortem interrogation by the Heavenly Tribunal!
This is the Twenty First Episode in an ongoing study series on The Geula, our final Redemption generally referred to as the Coming of The Messiah (Moshiach).