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Why the belief in a human Messiah?

Some people believe that the world will “evolve” by itself into a messianic era without a human figurehead. Judaism rejects this belief. Human...

Isn't Moshiach a utopian dream?

No! Judaism fervently believes that, with the correct leadership, humankind can and will change. The leadership quality of Moshiach means that through his...

What is the belief in Moshiach?

One of the principles of Jewish faith enumerated by Maimonides is that one day there will arise a dynamic Jewish leader, a direct descendant of the Davidic...

What does the word Moshiach mean?

Moshiach is most commonly translated as Messiah. The word Messiah in English has come to mean a saviour or a “hoped-for deliverer”,...

Does the establishment of the State of Israel fulfill the Messianic Prophesies?

Jewish Law clearly indicates that the Messiah will be the one who will gather all the exiled Jews and rebuild the Temple, ushering in the Era of...

When is the Messiah finally going to arrive?

The Torah says,1 "[When] you will return unto the Lord, your G-d, and listen to His voice, according to everything that I command you today . . with...

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

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...

Why must there be physical Resurrection?

Gan Eden is only for the soul and the resurrection is for the body and the soul.A. Our sages give the following example:The owner of an orchard hired a...

How can Messiah stem from the "questionable" union of David and Bat-Sheva?

It is explained in the teachings of kabbalah that Moshiach actually stems from several questionable sources: The union of Lot with his daughters (Genesis...

How can Messiah's arrival be imminent when most Jews are not Torah-observant?

The fact that a majority of Jews are not Torah observant is quite irrelevant. According to the Torah, because these Jews were raised in a non-religious...