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 Ten: “MESSIANIC ASYLUM”
In our previous episodes we greatly elaborated on the multiple (both theoretical, and practical) virtues and the legal ground Maimonides (Rambam) gained by presenting the Promise of Messianic Redemption in an actual Mitzvah obligation.
The specific Mitzvah was concerning the Torah’s command to designate “Cities of Refuge” designed to provide asylum for a person who committed an accidental act of murder. But why of all 613 Mitzvot would this be the Commandment of choice?!
Here you’ll discover fascinating insight into why this obligation, that seems to be the furthest thing from the messianic utopia of universal peace and plenty, is the perfect illustration of the redemptive future we are all obligated to anticipate!
This episode is the tenth in an ongoing study series on The Geula, our final Redemption generally referred to as the Coming of The Messiah (Moshiach).
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