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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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The Talmud Sanhedrin 97b: כלו כל הקיצין ואין הדבר תלוי אלא בתשובה ומעשים טובים All the signs of end times have finished and the matter is only dependent on Repentance. The Talmud goes on to …
answered Jun 23 '15 by Yishai
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Proverbs 8:1-3 clearly states that what is coming afterwards (including 22-31) is the voice of wisdom and understanding, so it is not a statement about Moshiach, but rather a statement about the value …
answered Jun 6 '14 by Yishai
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There are several. Some of them are brought here by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Kabbalistically Kiddush Levana is said after Tisha B'Av because the afternoon is the time of the birth of Moshiach. Similar …
answered Jul 29 '14 by Yishai
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I think in many ways the question answers itself in the first sentence. "... if we identify with the Torah's way of life." Would anyone propose that that is optional? That according to the Torah it i …
answered Jun 23 '14 by Yishai
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I know that to christians, seeing the word lord is ambiguous, but it is the standard translation of the Tetragrammaton (for whatever reason). That exclusively (as far as I know) refers to G-d directly …
answered Nov 11 '13 by Yishai
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Of course how you answer this depends on how you view the purpose of the Ikkarim. Following the view that you attributed to the Chasam Sofer, Rabbi Yoel Kahn (in the series I referenced in the comment …
answered Jun 26 '14 by Yishai
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Per this article, this is based on Rashi, whose source is Midrash Tanchuma, Pekudei, sec. 11.
answered Mar 10 '14 by Yishai
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The Lubavitcher Rebbe (Likkutei Sichos vol. 34 p. 114) says that this verse indeed only indicates a redemption, not necessarily through a human King. That is why the Rambam adds the subsequent verses …
answered Mar 2 '16 by Yishai
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The question assumes that the Ikkar is independent of a generic Messianic age. Rather the Ikkar is about it being fundamental to believe in a Messianic age. The Ikkar is: 1) That the complete fulfill …
answered Oct 31 '13 by Yishai
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The Lubavitcher Rebbe says that it is possible that Yom Tov Sheni will continue to be celebrated because it has been done for so many generations. Even though the calendar will be replaced with the Sa …
answered Nov 13 '13 by Yishai
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I can answer the second question. I don't know if or how other Chassidic groups address it. The story is found in a letter written by the Baal Shem Tov printed in Keser Shem Tov (here it is in a decid …
answered Dec 19 '14 by Yishai
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Well, I guess we can start with Zecharia 9:9 גִּילִי מְאֹד בַּת צִיּוֹן הָרִיעִי בַּת יְרוּשָׁלִַם הִנֵּה מַלְכֵּךְ יָבוֹא לָךְ צַדִּיק וְנוֹשָׁע הוּא עָנִי וְרֹכֵב עַל חֲמוֹר וְעַל עַיִר בֶּן אֲת …
answered Feb 6 '14 by Yishai
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No idea where it comes from, but in terms of validity, it at least has a math problem. It is saying 25 years after WWI there will be a bigger war. And then 75 years after that will be a bigger one. …
answered May 27 '15 by Yishai
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This understanding of the retrospective way in which even negative history ultimately leads to the culmination of G-d's plan is a very standard Kabbalistic idea. This is not a statement about future s …
answered Apr 16 '15 by Yishai
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If you want a specific source which says it (although something that deducible often doesn't get said outright) here is one. The Lubavitcher Rebbe Toras Menachem 19, Achron Shel Pesach 5717 p. 286-287 …
answered May 27 '15 by Yishai