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I do not intend this to be the answer, merely an element that I think helps pave the way for a clearer understanding of the passage concerning your question, to be held in conjunction with some of what has already been brought forward in previous answers. I think the difficulty in understanding this passage, stems from a misunderstanding on how prophecy ...
"O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the nations shall come unto you from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and worthless things that did them no good" Jeremiah 16:19
I will answer this question with sources besides for Tanach. If you would prefer different sources, please clarify. The Talmud (Megillah 6b) expounds the verse in Zechariah (9:7): וַהֲסִרֹתִי דָמָיו מִפִּיו, וְשִׁקֻּצָיו מִבֵּין שִׁנָּיו, וְנִשְׁאַר גַּם-הוּא, לֵאלֹהֵינוּ; וְהָיָה כְּאַלֻּף בִּיהוּדָה, וְעֶקְרוֹן כִּיבוּסִי "And I will take away his ...
It's pretty simple. According to Rebbi they're not Jewish, so therefore when Moshiach comes they'll be non Jews. According to Rashba"g they're Jews, so therefore when Moshiach comes they'll still be Jews. Moshiach has nothing got up do with whose Jewish or not.
Judaism often relates to descriptions such as son and father as metaphorical, regarding the relationship between God and the Jewish people. The daat mikra Tanach explains the psalm to be divided into 4 parts with different speakers, verses 1-3 being the non Jewish nations, 4-6 being God to the nations 7-9 being the king relating God's words to him and 10-12 ...
By doing those specific things the rebbe told us will bring moshiach 1) “They should add in learning Torah – nigleh and chassidus, 2) fulfilling mitzvos b'hidur, 3) adding in ahavas Yisroel and 4) the spreading of chassidus.” Specifically adding in learning should include inyanim in geula and about moshiach ...
The Rebbe meant that mashiach is a transition between a spiritually collapsing universe and a spiritually expanding universe. The closer we align our actions to the state of the world after mashiach arrives, the less of a change there has to be in the current world order for mashiach to arrive. Therefore mashiach needs you as much as you need mashiach.
Lubavitcher Rebbe says living a life like moshiach has already come and learning about the geula is what will hasten the moshiach.
The prophet Ieshaiahu perek 51 pasuk 4 says: "Attend unto Me, O My people, and give ear unto Me, O My nation: כי תורה מאתי תצא". Chachomim explained this as referring to the time of geulah. In the words of midrash vaycra rabba 13:3: תורה חדשה מאתי תצא, חידוש תורה מאתי תצא Or as stated by Yalkut Shimoni 429: עתיד הקב"ה להיות יושב... ודורש תורה חדשה שעתיד ...
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