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 passively Anticipating or actively Awaiting?
Episode Seven: THE LITERAL MESSIAH
Backgrounder: Maimonides (the Rambam) quotes Pentateuch (Five Books of Moses). Verses but then anchors the Promise of Messianic Redemption in an actual Mitzvah obligation. We’ve already established that this endows its a greater degree of certainty.
In this episode we further explore the literal advantage of linking our belief in Moshiach to an actual Mitzvah, beyond the lasting nature of Pentateuchal Promises.
In this episode we’ll learn how the climax of our Jewish Faith is made most literal when narrated in a commanding syntax — addressing actual Halachik observance.
Here you’ll discover why only Mitzvah Matters, rather than a Biblical Narrative, comprises the real gold standard of literal truth, and as such, a far greater guarantee than the Promising Language of Prophecy provides. This explains why the Rambam presents an additional proof: to make this foundational element of our Jewish Faith most immutable.
This episode is the seventh 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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