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Based on the reasons behind not inviting people to a Bris (Why do we avoid inviting people to a b'rit milah specifically, and not other celebrations too?) why don't we just invite Moshiach Ben Dovid to a Bris, thereby forcing him to attend, and then requesting he reveal himself and end Golus already?


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    Forcing him? Not so easy. He has a history of accepting invitations but not showing up
    – b a
    Feb 21 at 11:47
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    I don't see how this is a joke. Or at least, I can imagine a Jew asking this question seriously. (Probably a chabadnik.)
    – Double AA
    Feb 21 at 15:39
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    @DoubleAA This seems like an OK joke. If Purim Torah is often Jewish concept + humorous misunderstanding, then in this case it is the idea that you could actually force G-d or the messiah's hand.
    – Mike
    Feb 21 at 21:20
  • @Mike for better or worse, there are Jews who don't think that's a joke and actually try to do that
    – Double AA
    Feb 21 at 21:55
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    @DoubleAA I'm joining three extant votes to reopen, as I think the suggestion that this question may be read as serious is speculative and not sufficient grounds for closing it.
    – Isaac Moses
    Feb 22 at 14:09
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At the beginning of the procedure of Brit Milah, the Mohel invites Eliyahu HaNavi to come and help him.

However, the gemara says that Eliyahu is supposed to come before Mashiach.

Therefore, Mashiach cannot be invited before the Brit Milah starts, and it would be rude to only invite him in the middle.

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It says in Yoreh Deah 265(12) that if there will be people at the seudah who are "אינם מהוגנים" - not so geshmack - one would not go eat at the seudah. Since I would certainly be at my own son's bris and seudah, I don't think it would be right to put Moshiach ben Dovid in that position.

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  • What geshmack is shown for Moshiach if he learns you wanted to invite him but declined? Feb 21 at 12:03

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