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A comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the Jewish idea of Moshiach and the future redemption

Moshiach and the Future Redemption

Moshiach and the Future Redemption

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Think Judaism is about tradition? It's not!

Because the tradition itself is about something much bigger. About Abraham smashing the idols in his father's house. Moses liberating a people from slavery. Isaiah lecturing a war-hungry civilization on world peace. It's about changing the world and making it the way it's supposed to be.

Every book of Torah is filled with that idea. Every mitzvah we do is part of creating that world. Every moment of our history, that hope beats in our hearts.

Today we discover that humanity has bought into our dream. That the pieces are neatly falling in place. That rays of a new dawn have already begun to shine.

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Eliezer Zalmanov for Chabad.org November 30, 2016

Re: culture and religion The main purpose of any religion outside of Judaism should be to encourage a moral and ethical code of living among its followers. Everything else is almost secondary. Reply

Meir Weiss via themtc.com June 26, 2017
in response to Eliezer Zalmanov:

bh

the purpose of the jewish people is to teach the 7 universal mitzvos given to noach. the entire world should be encouraged to observe and carry out.

be well and mazel tov Reply

JANE-DORA FRASER UK August 14, 2017
in response to Eliezer Zalmanov:

The next question would be, what is considered moral and what is not?
What is morality and who in the end has the last say in defining it?
By whose standards does this morality and ethics come from? Everything has a source.
People quote G-D as the source for opposite ideas of morality and ethics. Both camps with views that are in oppositon to one another, and both think they are right! Both think their ideas are right before G-D, that He agrees with them!
I don't give answers. I just ask questions. I'm Jewish! Reply

Anonymous Mississauga.ON.Canada August 24, 2017
in response to Eliezer Zalmanov:

Many religions proclaim to have those two codes, however its practitioners seem to in many cases not up for the personal sacrifices it requires. Even our Masonic Order has those precepts , and we are not a religion. Reply

David Memphis July 2, 2017
in response to Meir Weiss:

beautiful Reply

David Johnson August 19, 2017
in response to Meir Weiss:

Isn't the purpose of the Jewish people to teach/reveal All of the statutes and ordinances as per;

Deu 4:6 Observe therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that, ""when they hear all these statutes"", shall say: 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.' Reply

Meir Weiss via themtc.com August 14, 2017
in response to JANE-DORA FRASER:

Bh. What is moral is all addressed in Torah that God gave moshe our teacher keep going to synagogue and keep asking questions Reply

Mary Schaefer September 8, 2017
in response to JANE-DORA FRASER:

G-d ordains everything, it seems. Reply

Thorgeir Sigurdsson September 7, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

In many Nordic countries "once must be a christian" to join the masonic lodge(!), but it is most common among many persons to just join regardless of that because the "low grades" are all on "old testament ground"! Would you regard it be inproper to do that or not? as otherways once can not join this brotherhood. Reply

Billy Levin Benoni November 27, 2016

culture and religion As a doctor, with frum children and 2 sons are also doctors, but one of the doctors also became a Rabbi, I am concerned. From a scientific point of view so much of our culture and laws can be shown to be scientifically correct by today's standards. Yet they were formulated thousands of years ago, when scientific knowledge was very limited. Thus with total respect and admiration, a higher hand must have known what is correct, safe and necessary. If this is correct, then why are there so many religions with so many different rules and attitudes, and antagonistic to each other? Surely with one almighty G-d we should all follow exactly, because it can be proven that it is scientifically correct! A burning question. Reply

David Lobell May 9, 2017
in response to Billy Levin:

Cultue and religion Add a comment...Dear Mr. Levin,


First congratulations on the success of your wonderful children who clearly have achieved great things in their young lives, no doubt, your love and their exposure to Torah and Mitzvahs has been a great influence on them and the successes they enjoy. As to your question, I point to the fact that the other nations were offered the Torah first before the Jews were offered it, but the other nations rejected it, in a like matter they too reject the revealed truths regarding the profundity of G-ds Torah. This may seem like an over- simplification of your question, however, I believe it is right on point.

Respectfully,

David Lobell Reply

David McGrath Australia June 26, 2017
in response to Billy Levin:

As a Christian I totally agree Gd made us Gd knows how we are made and what works and what doesn't . Reply

Devorah Leeds August 14, 2017
in response to David:

Na na na! Not true. The Torah was not offered to other nations first. The Torah states itself that G-D chose the Jewish people because they were the smallest nation. His purpose was to give this smallest nation the Jews The Torah.

If you or I were G-D we would probably choose the largest nation to give the Torah to. But G-D did the exact opposite. Food for thought! Reply

Dennis White Santee, CA June 27, 2017
in response to David McGrath :

You could argue that the "problem" is choice. People were created with the ability, and desire, to make their own choice. Peple do not always choose paths without influences such as pride/ego, hubris, etc. Why are there so many ways to follow G-d's teachings? Variety of views perhaps? Or just letting people make their own choices in the belief we will all reach a similar understanding. You cannot direct human beings to all believe exactly the samethings in exactly the same ways or why give us the freedom to choose?

If we are all G-d's children, and you have ever raised children, haven't you seen the benefits of teaching them the good & bad and having them make their own choices? As long as you leave the way open for them to come to you and ask all of the questions necessary to make those good choices (not just your choices), then you have been a wise parent. Are we, as adults, still not full of questions? We still ask them, don't we? Reply

Appleblossom August 14, 2017
in response to Dennis White:

Perhaps G-D looks at our motives behind the choices and also our intentions at the time of the choice. Reply