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Will there be two Mashiachs? [duplicate]

I've always thought that the Mashiach is one. But I recently heard from a friend that there is Mashiach ben David and Mashiach Ben Yoseph. And that one will bring the jews from the diaspora and the ...
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Reliable Ask-a-Rabbi Websites

There are some times on this site where questioners will be directed to "ask their Rabbi." While it's always optimal to have such people discuss the question with their own Rabbi (and such action ...
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How does "eilu v'eilu" work out with an absolute truth?

I'm under the impression that religious Judaism believes in absolute truths. That being the case, how does the concept of "eilu v'eilu divrei elokim chaim" (Eruvin 13b) work out? When two scholars ...
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Messiah ben Joseph versus Messiah ben David

Where does the Theology of Messiah ben Joseph versus Messiah ben David come from? If we are supposed to have only one Messiah, where did the idea of these two Messias come from?
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Will Moshiach know that he is Moshiach?

I am not asking how I will know who Moshiach is. My question is how will he know to do those things which will let me know who he is. And specifically, will he know long before his revelation that ...
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Can Moshiach be a woman?

Is there any statement by chazal or the poskim which precludes Moshiach from being a woman?
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Must Mashiach have Jewish ancestry, or just Davidic?

So I recently found out that the rulers of Ethiopia claim descent from Shlomo. Since Mashiach needs to come from David, if this is true they fulfill that requirement. However, it is unlikely (or at ...
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Does Moshiach have to be a king?

Partially based on this question, I would like to know what the source is that Moshiach will be a king.
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will the Messiah be the greatest torah scholar of the generation?

Besides that the Messiah must be of Davidic lineage, must he also be the greatest torah scholar of the generation (of Davidic lineage)?
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Which prophecies did Jesus fulfill and not fulfill? [closed]

I have been taught growing up that only Jesus has fulfilled the Old Testament messianic prophecies, and has not contradicted any messianic prophecies. Which messianic prophecies did Jesus fulfill? ...
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Does the idea of Moshiach ben Yosef negate the anti missionary argument against the second coming?

As found in writings of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, one of the arguments used by Anti missionaries to explain why we don't believe Jesus was the messiah, was his epic failure to bring world peace and ...
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Is Moshiach going to be a person or an era?

Does Judiasm require one to believe that there will be an actual person who will be the Messiah or is belief in a Messianic period (brought about by God) enough for one to believe in?