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 Nineteen: “DEFINING THE MESSIANC AGE”
In previous Episodes we defined the essence of Mashiach’s mandate as articulated in Maimonidean statements found in the penultimate chapter of Mishna Torah magnum opus on Jewish Law.
In the Final chapter of his codes the Rambam addresses what the futuristic Messianic world will look like. To be sure, he seems to be issuing a legal ruling on that, yet to materialize, reality.
The obvious question is why?
While an array of classic commentary highlights the seeming superfluity of speaking about the future in Halachik prose, we maintain certitude in its necessity.
This conviction about the Rambam’s rulings will ultimately leading to an important and even foundational fresh understanding of our faith obligations.
This is the Nineteenth episode in an ongoing study series on The Geula, our final Redemption generally referred to as the Coming of The Messiah (Moshiach).