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Will the coming of the Messiah be preceeded by great wars?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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I do not know the answer to this question. The Rambam writes (Laws of Kings 12:2), "All these things [the events which will occur after the coming of Moshiach] no person knows how they will happen until they happen, for they are hidden [even] from the prophets. Also the sages have no tradition in these matters, they rely only on their interpretation of the verses [which discuss these matters], and therefore have disagreements on these subjects.

Rambam writes (Laws of Kings 12:2), "All these things [the events which will occur after the coming of Moshiach] no person knows how they will happen until they happen, for they are hidden [even] from the prophets
In any event, the order how things will unfold and the details are not foundations of our faith. A person should not deeply involve himself with these midrashim..."


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The Messiah. Moshiach is the person who will usher in an era of peace and tranquility for all of humanity when there will be no jealousy or hate, wars or famine. This is a fundamental Jewish belief.
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Acronym for Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, widely known as Maimonides. Born in Spain in 1135, died in Egypt in 1204. Noted philosopher and authority on Jewish law. Also was an accomplished physician and was the personal doctor for members of the Egyptian royalty. Interred in Tiberius, Israel.