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 Moshiach. Drawing on a wide range of classic and contemporary commentaries ultimately addressing the burning issue of passively Anticipating or actively Awaiting?
Episode Three: MESSIANIC MANDATE?
We’ve previously reviewed the Maimonidean legal approach to Believing in Moshiach. As its firmly rooted in the verses of the Pentateuch (Five Books of Moses) itself, all subsequent prophecies about the messianic redemption are ultimately but an outgrowth of the original trunk of the Torah.
Fascinatingly, thes original biblical verses quoted cover both unique, yet mutually inclusive dimensions of Moshiach. The Era and the Man.
In this segment, we will highlight the distinction between the proofs, as well as move into an additional proof provided. Yet, upon thoughtful reflection, in view of the above it emerges as redundant, and in the final analysis entirely unnecessary.
The development and presentation of this question will go on to serve as a platform for future segments. In the next episode we will go on to launch a fresh new perspective on just how important the concept of Moshiach is to the very essence of Judaism itself!
This comprises the third offering in an ongoing study series on The Geulah, our final Redemption generally referred to as the Coming of Moshiach.
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