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B"H In this article, Yehuda Shurpin explains that the Moshiach must be a direct descendant of King David through Melech Shlomo (King Solomon). Maimonides, in the preface to his commentary on the Mishnah, Sanhedrin, ch. 10. states that Moshiach will be a descendant of both David and Solomon and is part of the twelfth (of the thirteen) Jewish fundamental ...


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According to Da'at Mikra, it's not a contradiction. On verse 36 they write that there were two Dishons and one Dishan. On verse 21 they write that Dishon was a common Horite/Hurrian name. There are many examples in Tanach of people whose children shared names with their parents' siblings (example 1 (Elpa'al being the father of Zevadiah I and Bri'ah), example ...


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According to this article, there were about two million people in Egypt circa 1800 BCE, which is around the middle of the Avot period, and they reached 2.9 million circa 1250 BCE. Professor Natan Aviezer in his essay "The total enrolled in the divisions, 603,550"1 explains the mathematical calculations surrounding the rapid growth of Am Yisrael. ...


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We don’t proselytize. Yet much of the sages, and our greatest kings were descendants of converts. The future Messiah will descend from Ruth the convert. A gentile can convert.


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By tradition theres an obligation in the Torah [the first 5 books of the Bible, which tradition says was received by Moses from G-d at mount Sinai] for all Israelite people to force the other nations of the world to accept the 7 commandments that Noah was commanded. These commandments are not listed in scripture, but we received them by tradition. See Rambam,...


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Grace asked: I wish to ask, do Jews believe that Moses never called non-Jews to the worship of one God? It's my understanding that mainstream Judaism doesn't believe this and never did. This "idea" falls under the category of "things Non-Jews think that Jews believe." One reason this idea keeps being falsely attributed to us because ...


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