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Depending on how far removed your are from your Jewish ancestry (you didn't state in your question), it is possible that your parents simply didn't know. As for "why," your ancestors may have hidden their Jewishness to avoid persecution or to better integrate into society (which until recently did not look kindly upon Jews). It is also possible that your ...


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According to the Zohar (Shelach 173b), the Messiah will descend from Hefzibah, the wife of Nathan (son of King David). Philo understands that Joash was a descendant of Nathan, son of David and the Messiah will descend from him and not from King Solomon. But Chronicles I 3:11 says that Joash was from the line directly descending from Kin Solomon. In some ...


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The curse of Yechonya (or Yehoyachin) was revoked and his wife had two sons while he was in prison. This is rebuilding of the Davidic line through Zerubavel. Note that this means that since Yehoyachin was the last king who had children that survived (all of Tzidkiyahus children were killed at the destruction of the first temple) Mashiach would therefore ...



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