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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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I was asked this question over Shavuot and I didn't know either, so I turn to Mi Yodeya. We are told1 that when the moshiach comes Eliyahu HaNavi will announce him; the implication is that this is wh …
asked May 26 '15 by Monica Cellio
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Intellectually I know that we're supposed to yearn for the coming of the mashiach and the in-gathering in Eretz Yisrael. I know that one of the Rambam's 13 principles calls for this. We pray for thi …
asked Mar 7 '13 by Monica Cellio
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Messiah, as it is written, His name [sc. of Messiah] shall endure for ever, and [has existed] before the sun! Even if we say that the Soncino editor erred (a claim I am not qualified to make, but if it …
asked Jul 2 '15 by Monica Cellio