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At this point in history, even those of the Khazar empire who converted have now married into legitimate Jewish families, and thereby have Jewish genetics that are proven via DNA testing. It is no longer a fair assessment to claim they are not Jewish. You can claim that they have a much smaller percentage than say Yemenite Jews, but that is a different ...


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It's a very good question. If the Igeret of Sherira Gaon is considered, it states clearly that there was no disagreement in regard to halacha originally. That only happened later and as a consequence of a lack of learning. Part of the redemption and Moshiach's job is to "repair the breaches" within the Torah. Mishnah Torah, Hilchot Melachim 11:1, 11:4 But ...


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Jewish law on this subject Mishneh Torah» Sefer Shoftim » Melachim uMilchamot -Melachim uMilchamot - Chapter 11 Halacha 1 In the future, the Messianic king will arise and renew the Davidic dynasty, restoring it to its initial sovereignty. He will build the Temple and gather the dispersed of Israel. ... Halacha 3 One should not ...


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As a student of early Christology, Patristic theology, biblical hermeneutics, textual criticism of the bible, and the history of the bible and the early church, I can answer this question the way I wish it had been explained to me. The Jewish messiah is expected to be and do many things, but Jesus simply doesn't fit the description, and he certainly ...


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The Shach mentions the way the Reb Shlomo Molcho had his Tzitzis as a true source. The Beis Yosef's Sefer, Magid Mesharim speaks of him as a Tzaddik. The Arizal, although criticizing the use of practical Kabbalah, does not speak of him as a charlatan. Rabbi Joselman of Rosheim thought his approach was rash but also not a false messiah.


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I decided to expand the scope of my answer a bit beyond the limits set in the question. I did so for a couple of reasons: the period of Jesus' life is a very narrow range; we don't have much information about alleged messiahs prior to Jesus; and most importantly, I was having too much fun to stop. Therefore, my answer spans the period from the first ...


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Partial answer -- I had a couple of these handy. Someday we will all be together [He must gather all the Jews back to the Land of Israel (Is. 43:5-6)] Someday we'll be sheltered and warm Never will we have to express any fear [He must usher in an era of world peace and bring an end to war/fear(Is. 2:4)] The second stanza is clearly starting with a ...


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I'll answer part of the question. (About partial answers: What to do when you only have a partial answer So the moderater says it's fine.) Is there any scriptural reason to believe that the messiah would suffer such a fate? In the famous Disputation of Barcelona in 1263, where the Ramban, one of the leading Rabbi at the time, whose works are still ...


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I found here, ref. 2 that it is a Pesikta Rabosi (end of Chapter 35). The statement is not without its questions as the extensive note points out. פסיקתא רבתי: "מה נאוו על ההדים רגלי מבשר. בשעה שהקב"ה גואל את ישראל, שלושה ימים קודם שיבוא המשיח, בא אליהו הנביא ועומד על הרי ישראל ובוכה ומספיד עליהם ואומר: הרי ארץ ישראל עד מתי אתם עומדים בארץ ציה ...



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