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Moshiach (Messiah) lit. "annointed one". The final redeemer of the Jewish people from exile. Prophesied in Tanach, he will be a righteous human king descended patrilineally from King David. Identity still unknown, check back later.

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Why doesn't the Rambam disqualify Yushkuh as Moshiach because he's not descended from King David?

B"H The Rambam writes: 4 If a king will arise from the House of David who diligently contemplates the Torah and observes its mitzvot as prescribed by the Written Law and the Oral Law as David, ...
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Could the messiah be adopted into the lineage of David like Jesus and if no why? [closed]

I have a friend who is an evangelical pastor for a baptist Church and we were talking about the criteria for the messiah, one of the criteria is obviously being that they had to be from the linage of ...
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Does Rambam Rule that the Moshiach ben Yosef Concept Does Not Exist?

I'm currently in a discussion with a non-smicha guy who's publicly teaching these claims that the Rambam Absolutely and Halachically rejects the entire concept of the Messiah son of Yosef just because ...
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Who does the prophecy in Malachi refer to?

Malachi 3:1: הִנְנִ֤י שֹׁלֵ֙חַ֙ מַלְאָכִ֔י וּפִנָּה־דֶ֖רֶךְ לְפָנָ֑י וּפִתְאֹם֩ יָב֨וֹא אֶל־הֵיכָל֜וֹ הָאָד֣וֹן ׀ אֲשֶׁר־אַתֶּ֣ם מְבַקְשִׁ֗ים וּמַלְאַ֨ךְ הַבְּרִ֜ית אֲשֶׁר־אַתֶּ֤ם חֲפֵצִים֙ הִנֵּה־...
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Free PDF of Moshe Zacutto Shorshei Shemot In English Online?

BH Does anyone know a free PDF of the Book Shorshei HaShemot by Moshe Zaccuto in English?
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What are the requirements for the messiah? [duplicate]

I am considering becoming an Orthodox Jew but I was born and raised a Christian, I know little much about the Jewish faith but I want to learn, my question being what is the requirements that they are ...
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What criteria did Christ not meet to be the messiah? [duplicate]

The Jewish faith obviously rejects Christ as the upcoming messiah, but I was wondering why don't you believe that Christ was the sent messiah and what criteria did Christ not meet in order to be ...
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Was Deuteronomy 18:15, interpreted messianically in Judaism?

Deuteronomy 18:15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren—him you shall heed— 16 just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of ...
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Whats is the source of the Baal Shem Tov going to meet the Or Hachaim

BH I heard there is a story of the Baal Shem Tov going to meet the Or Hachaim what is the source of this story?
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Will Moshiach need to PROVE he is a male line descendant of King David?

Would it be a requirement for Moshiach to be able to prove that he is a descendant of King David or at least have a family mesorah that he is? Or is it more of a case that once we see that someone is ...
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Anyone heard of the sefer Peri Netzach?

I saw this floating around recently regarding the earthquake, solar eclipse and the tensions between Israel and Iran, however, I've never heard of the sefer Peri Netzach, and nothing comes up about it ...
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Who where these commentaries of the book chovot Halevavot?

BH Who where these comentaries Pat Lechem, Marpe La Nefesh, and Tov Halevanon? And is Tov Halevanon the same as Lev Tov on Chovot Halevavot? Also heard there is also Nedar Bakodesh on Chavot Halevavot ...
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Isn't a heretic only someone who rejects at least one of the 13 Principles of Faith of the Rambam?

As I was in the process of writing this post, I found a related one on this website: Belief that a dead man will be the Messiah - Kfira? Based on that post mentioned above, I ask: how can believing ...
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Can Noachide apostasy lead to delaying of the Moshiach

Can an individual who committed to being a Noachide, not before any rabbi but to himself and to G-D delay the coming of the Messiah by giving up the Noachide laws and renouncing G-D? What if the ...
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What does the Vav in Eliyahu represent?

There is a famous Midrash that Yaakov took a Vav from Eliyahu. This is why their names are spelled אליה & יעקוב They say it has to do with the announcements. What did he take? I.e. what כח was in ...
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Were there those who believed that the Hasmonean dynasty was messianic?

The majority branches of Judaism believes that the Messiah must be from the line of David. But were there other sectarian points of view? In particular, I am interested in the opinion about the ...
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Will Geirim (proselytes) receive a future land allotment?

Will converts to the Israelite religion, also known as geirim or proselytes, who have no land allotment in the land of Israel and can't permanently own Israelite land receive a land allotment in the ...
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Is there a mitzvah not to ignore a person?

BH This probably very common sense question although what is the mitzvah that when your with a person you shouldn’t ignore them? What’s the source?
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Nefesh Habahamit/Body of Moshiach

I have a bunch of questions about the Nefesh Habahamit (the earthy "animal" soul) of the Moshiach (Ben David). Note, I don't want to limit this just to Kabbalistic/Lurian sources, so I will ...
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End of days in the Talmud

Are only frightening predictions for the End of Days in the Talmud? (Like that sages wouldn't live in these time periods.) Are there also encouraging statements for these times in addition to the ...
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Teshuvah still possible when Mashiach comes or not? [duplicate]

BH I heard when Mashiach comes we will be indefinitely doing teshuvah forever. From another place I heard that when Mashiach comes teshuvah will be closed and no more teshuvah will be possible (I ...
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Where does R' Kook refer to secular Zionism as Moshiach ben Yosef?

In this article Dr. Polonsky talks about R' Kook's identification of secular Zionism as Moshiach ben Yosef, but he doesn't quote the source. Can someone point me to where R' Kook discusses this?
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Moshiach, Arabia and the Eirev Rav

In a comment in this question, Rabbi Yitzchok Soloveitchik is said to have said that ערביא (Arabia) is referring to the Eirev Rav and their role in the End of Days. So, according to this opinion, ...
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Moshiach will be groomed in Arabia

The Maharal of Prague, in his sefer Netzach Yisrael (26:12) writes (quoted by Rabbi Yitzchok Sorotzkin in sefer Keitz HaYamin, Vol. 1, p. 14): ולכך המשיח גדל בבירת ערבא - Moshiach will grow up [be ...
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The Ox and The Donkey: Moshiach and Eisav

The Torah tells us in Parshas Vayishlach that Yaakov says: וַֽיְהִי־לִי֙ שׁ֣וֹר וַחֲמ֔וֹר - I have acquired oxen and asses There are some commentaries that connect this very specific posuk to ...
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Does "הֵאָסְפוּ" signify unity as the key to redemption?

The verse says וַיִּקְרָא יַעֲקֹב אֶל־בָּנָיו וַיֹּאמֶר הֵאָסְפוּ וְאַגִּידָה לָכֶם אֵת אֲשֶׁר־יִקְרָא אֶתְכֶם בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים׃, And Jacob called his sons and said, “Come together that I may ...
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How Could Jacob Think that Samson was the Messiah?

Jacob, at the end of his life, had a vision of the future, saw Samson's might, and momentarily thought that Samson was the Messiah (Genesis 49:17-18). Breishit Raba 98: יַעֲקֹב אָבִינוּ רוֹאֶה אוֹתוֹ ...
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Do messianic prophecies have to occur immediately or can they all be fulfilled over a longer period of time before and after his arrival?

We have a wide swath of prophecies and information regarding the messianic age and the events which are to happen both prior and during mashiach. My question is whether the timelines of such events ...
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Why did Rav Akiva announce Bar kochba as mashiach?

Why did Rav Akiva announce Bar kochba as mashiach? I don't understand if he wasn't from the house of David wasn't born in Beth lehem? neither were R Nachman and R Mendel zikhrono livrakha. why do ...
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Is it still galut even though a lot of Jews are in Israel

BH Is it still galut even though correct me if I’m wrong most Jews are in Israel? If yes what’s the meaning of Geulah?
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The Soul of an Animal

A man has freewill and is judged according to his deeds, his own actions decide his position. This is simple to understand. So here comes my question: "Animals too have souls but their level is ...
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The reason Sukkos is connected to Gog U'Magog

In sefer Or Shiva't HaYamim, Rabbi Eliezer Zev Raz writes that the war of Gog U'Magog will be fought on Hoshana Rabbah, e.g. on Sukkos and Moshiach ben David will fight the war, prevail and defeat the ...
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How is it possible to suggest that Moshiach must be alive when there is a clear Gemarah debating that

I saw a conversation on Mi Yodeya, questioning if one who believes the Rebbe to be moshiach is a heretic. The main basis of the argument was that Moshiach must be alive. However, there is a clear ...
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Destruction in times of Moshiach

The Gemarah in Brachos 13a talks about how each latter tribulation will be so much more trying than the earlier ones that each redemption will outshine the previous one (see Maharsha). If this is the ...
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The end of days

There's a lot of chatter about our current predicament — the Gaza War which started on Shmini Atzeret 2023, being the coming of Messiah; as is common when tragedy strikes. What is the source that the ...
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Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk cancelled the Chevlei Moshiach?

Given recent developments and the hot topic of the day a number of people keep telling me that Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk said that he cancelled the Chevlei Moshiach. How do we know this? What sefer ...
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Judaism's position on the coming of the Messiah and the ingathering of the exiles

Is there a prophesy within Judaism, that Jews will gather in Israel and then Messiah will descend?
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Source for the practice of messianic interpretation of calamity

I seem to recall a Rashi somewhere in Nach which explains a Pasuk as praising B’nei Yisrael, who see every calamity that befalls them as heralding Mashiach. Can anyone source this?
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Who are Gog and Magog?

I've been through all question titles here but nobody asks directly who are Gog uMagog (might be answered in some of them though)? Specifically, in the context of Moshiach, rather than the original ...
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Will we be counted righteous through Moshiach's merit?

In reading the commentary Malbim on Jeremiah 23:6, it seems to be saying that Moshiach may deliver Israel by his own righteousness and merit. Does this mean that his righteousness will be considered ...
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Genesis 22:18 ‘the seed’ include the Moshiach?

Genesis 22:18 speaks about Abraham’s descendants: וְהִתְבָּרְכוּ בְזַרְעֲךָ כֹּל גּוֹיֵי הָאָרֶץ עֵקֶב אֲשֶׁר שָׁמַעְתָּ בְּקֹלִי׃ and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; ...
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Parshiot Devarim referring to mashiach

Where does the vilna gaon say that the parshiot of devarim are a remez to the last generations of before mashiach?
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"And you shall place My words upon your heart" - even in exile

In parasahas Eikev (Devarim 11:18), the Torah instructs us that we: shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they will be as frontlets ...
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Can we annihilate ourselves? [duplicate]

Is a nuclear fallout in which all life on earth is annihilated possible as per the torah? How does this effect the coming of mashiach?
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Will the Moshiach's Beit Din be "greater" than previous Batei Din? [duplicate]

The Gemara (Avodah Zarah 36a) says that a Beis Din does not have the power to overrule a Takkanah of a previous Beit Din. It is generally understood that earlier Batei Din are superior to later ones (...
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How will we invite the Shekhinah?

Is there a tradition brought down about what we will do to invite the Shekhinah to rest once we have completed and inaugurate the Bayt Hamikdash?
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How Should We Wait for Moshiach?

While listening carefully to Eicha, I came across a possuk (Eicha 3:26) that says: ט֤וֹב וְיָחִיל֙ וְדוּמָ֔ם לִתְשׁוּעַ֖ת יְהֹוָֽה׃ - It is good to wait patiently till rescue comes from the LORD."...
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Do Zachariah 14 and Ezekiel 37 claim that the state of Israel will exist before the arrival of the Messiah?

I heard someone say that the task of the Messiah will be to establish Israel as a theocratic monarchy. However, this person claimed that Zachariah 14 and Ezekiel 37 claim that Israel will exist ...
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Non-Jews in messianic times

I have once heard that when the Mashiach comes the non-Jews will be like Jews and the Jews like angels. Don't know where the source might be. Can someone help me?
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Messiah before or in the 7th Millenium [duplicate]

It states in the Gemora (Sanhedrin 97a): Rav Ketina says: Six thousand years is the duration of the world, and it is in ruins for one thousand years. The duration of the period during which the world ...
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