Ask the Rabbi: Questions and Answers about Messiah & Redemption
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Messiah & Redemption

Burial in Israel - I see that many people fly a body to be buried in Israel. Is there a special merit to be buried there? I heard someone suggest that my deceased father, who is buried in the U.S., will suffer when the Messiah comes... More
Do We Really Want the Messiah? - Many people are saying that with everything going on in the world, the Messiah’s arrival is imminent. Now I know this sounds strange, but I’m not really even sure I want the Messiah to come. I heard that once he... More
End of Days - With the world appearing more and more a dangerous place, I'm wondering what Judaism has to say about the possibility of an apocalyptic final event. Does such a concept exist, and how will that play out? More
Jews-for-J - I've been repeatedly approached by Jews for Jesus guys near the campus of UCLA. The pamphlet that they hand out alleges that "Messianic Jews" are Jews who believe that Jesus was the Messiah. That didn't make... More
Red Heifer - I was reading the Book of Numbers, chapter 19, which describes the Red Heifer. The whole thing seems quite mysterious. Can you explain? More
Water from the Rock? - I heard that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is leaking and that there is great significance to this event. Can you tell me more? More
When Is Messiah Coming? - What does Judaism say regarding the sequence of events that will lead up to the Messiah's coming? And how will we know when the Messiah has actually arrived? More
Who is the Messiah? - My Christian friends seem to enjoy the idea that their Messiah has already come (and waiting to return). What does Judaism say about the Messiah – who is he and what will he accomplish? More

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