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 Eighteen: “MESSIAH: MONARCH VS MONARCHY”
In previous Episodes we illustrated Rambam’s inherent definition of Moshiach as the restorer of the Davidic Dynasty in the fullness of the Torah and Mitzvot. This led us to appreciate why he chose to omit other descriptive terms employed by our Sages.
In this Episode we will highlight a seeming discrepancy within disparate Maimonidean statements. To achieve satisfying reconciliation, the Rebbe introduces us to a previously established innovation that can naturally clarifies the Rambam’s ruling.
Ultimately, the fresh application of an old idea further strengthens our thesis, under-girding its veracity and further elucidation the subject!
This is the Eighteenth episode in an ongoing study series on The Geula, our final Redemption generally referred to as the Coming of The Messiah (Moshiach).