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Did any rabbis address the theological possibility/implications of nuclear extinction?

During the Cold War, plenty of people were aware (I think?) that detonating enough nuclear bombs could lead to human extinction. Did any rabbis address whether the belief that Moshiach will come mean ...
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Belief before 30 CE, that a prophet other than the Messiah or Elijah would appear?

Was there a Jewish belief prior to 30CE that a prophet other than Elijah would appear along with the Messiah? If so, what evidence is there for it, what were the details of this belief, what ...
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How will the Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, etc come to recognize the G-d of Israel when the Messiah comes

How will the Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, etc come to recognize the G-d of Israel when the Messiah comes since these religions and rest of the 49% of the world's population that doesn't believe ...
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Where is there a discussion of which decisions or laws will become invalid כאשר יבוא המשיח?

Where is there a discussion about which laws/traditions/decisions will become invalid when the Messiah comes? Why do the sages think that certain laws/or "mitzvoth" (if that helps in the search), or ...
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How can Jews still hope that they can hasten the arrival of Moshiach when Yeshaya 57:16 clearly rejects that notion altogether

How can Jews still hope that they can hasten the arrival of Moshiach when Yeshaya 57:16 clearly rejects that notion altogether? “For not forever will I fight, nor until eternity will I be angry, for ...
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What will the future be like in respect to populating the world?

Let’s say that we believe in the literal meaning of Midrashim. Let’s also say that we aren’t learning like the Rambam (Hil. Melachim 12:1) that, for the most part, the Messianic future will be the ...
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What can Noahides do to help bring the Moshiach?

I'm curious if there is anything Noahides (including myself) can do to help the coming of the Moshiach? I was told that being "righteous" will help in the messianic process but I am left wondering ...
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In the Messianic Age, will there be a period of time where people can repent for their mistaken worship of false religions?

If someone is genuinely worshipping the Abrahamic God, even if in an incorrect way which they wholeheartedly believe to be correct, do they not get a chance to correct themselves when the Mashiach ...
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Death in the days of Moshiach

I know the Rambam says nothing will change in the running of the world's nature. See Hilchos Melachim 12:1 אל יעלה על הלב שבימות המשיח יבטל דבר ממנהגו של עולם או יהיה שם חידוש במעשה בראשית אלא ...
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No Monarchy = No Need for a Davidic Dynasty?

If it is true that "som tasim - Placing you shall place" (cf. Devarim 17:15) is not a mitzvah, but a reshut (cf. Ibn Ezra there). And if what the Abarbanel (to Devarim 16:18-21:9) and the Netziv (on ...
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Making an exact date for the arrival of Moshiach

Is it the Ramban or Rambam that forbade one from making an attempt to figure an exact date for the arrival of Moshiach?
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The Rambam, Moshiach, and the Amidah

The last perakim of Mishneh Torah discuss the messianic process. The 11th perek discusses the role of Moshiach. In particular, the first halachah discusses the "order of operations:" א  המלך המשיח ...
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Why do Jews believe they can hasten the coming of the messiah

Why do Jews believe they can hasten the coming of the messiah even though they failed to stop the destruction of both the first and second Beis Hamikdash?
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The Zohar on the Redemption

Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein (5:39) said that the Zohar in Shemos states the following: "In the beginning of the redemption, Klal Yisrael is going to go through many tzaros. Certain Jews will give up ...
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משיח in 23 years? Is there a ראשון that is of this opinion?

My רבי, my Rabbinic teacher, challenged my class to find the ראשון who is of the opinion that משיח will come no later than 23 years from now. Considering that it is year תשע״ז, year 5,777 in the ...
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Flying to Eretz Yisrael or G-d transporting him to there?

We say three times a day, "Sound the great shofar for our freedom... and gather us together from the four corners of the earth." Does "gather us together from the four corners of the earth" mean that ...
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In what sense is the nesher connected to geulah?

Parshas shemini lists the nesher (vulture?) as non-kosher animal. But Ieshaiahu describes the future geulah connecting the tzadikim with neshirim (ישעיה מ:לא). Also, Sforno in parshas haazinu alludes ...
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Seforim Hakedoshim on the Third Beis HaMikdosh

Rav Tzvi Meyer Zilberberg quoted from Seforim Hakedoshim, the following: "As soon as the Second Beis Hamikdash was destroyed, Hashem began preparing the final Geulah and the Third Beis HaMikdash." ...
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Final redemption attempt

Elie Wiesel relates in "Souls on Fire" that the Seer of Lublin together with two friends Mendel of Riminov and the Maggid of Kozhenitz "devised a detailed strategy combining their powers to bring ...
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What does Avot 6:6 mean when it invokes redemption?

The last element of the list of forty-eight habits of Torah-acquisitive people in Avot 6:6 is, unlike the previous forty-seven, presented with a statement about its particular positive consequences: ...
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Deut 30:3-5 and the Messiah

In the Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings 11:1 (or 11:2 in some editions), Rambam brings verses to prove that the Torah "testifies to [the Messiah]", namely Deuteronomy 30:3-5: ‮וְשָׁב יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ ...
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When the Messiah comes, will the decisions/laws of Chazal still be in effect?

When the Messiah comes, will the various decisions and laws established by ChaZAL (i.e those after prophecy departed from Israel) still be in effect, or will the return of prophecy nullify the ...
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Shmoneh Esrei: Why are there so many brachot for the redemption era?

I assume redemption, ingathering of the exiles, restoration of justice, restoration of Jerusalem, restoration of King David's dynasty, and restoration of the temple all are referring to what we ...
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Mashiach in year 6000?

I have heard in various discussions that we have an idea that mashiach will come at the latest by year 6000. Is this a normative belief? Furthermore, is this a belief that is understood literally by ...
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Prophecies referring to the final redemption

What lines of neviim are generally understood as referring to the final redemption (as opposed to the return in the 2nd temple period)?
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Could G-d change His mind about the future of humanity?

Jews believe that G-d made a permanent covenant with them. We also believe He made a covenant with mankind. We believe in a Messianic redemption and ultimate restoration of the world to peace and ...
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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.