In Judaism He is called Messiah (Mashiach). Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ, literally the anointed in Hebrew») is a perfect king, a saviour who will bring “deliverance to the people of Israel” and carry out “salvation of humanity”. Representation of Jesus in Christianity and Isa in Islam originate from Jewish representation of Messiah. As prophets predicted, Messiah will restore the Israeli kingdom and bring deliverance to all peoples and countries. And once again we see a plotline basically identical to that of other religions: “the Messiah will come and save the world, having given back the lost knowledge, purity and justice to people”.
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Jews make guesses about the exact dates of the advent of Messiah (Mashiach), and it is fun to observe how consciousness distorts facts, produces secrets and various interpretations, disputing and contradicting. Let me cite several extracts from the book Mashiach by Rabbi Emmanuel Shohet, where among other things it is said that Kabbalah teachers admit realization of the predicted term of the emergence of the Mashiach (Judaic Messiah) in the spiritual aspect, but fail to see him in reality. Well, indeed, who can understand today what true spirituality is? Hence, the Mashiach has already come, but Jews don’t see him, unfortunately.
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Perhaps, many have heard an expression “with the first (or last) star”, but very few people know whether this expression has any deeper meaning. To be more precise, the very fact of emergence or disappearance of celestial bodies, stars or constellations from the field of vision in the evening or morning sky represents no riddle. By the laws of celestial mechanics, everything is in perpetual motion and appears before our eyes as an indisputably cyclic change of stellar sceneries. However, in this article I will present several arguments evidencing that in ancient times this implied something more serious, and it related to neither superstitions nor religious traditions, but to something totally different.
The first argument is the article Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Virgin Mary’s apparitions in Fatima which told about the heliacal setting of the three stars of Orion’s belt. At that point not many readers grasped what was actually discussed. I have to admit even today I have only a hazy notion of the importance of such events, although nothing prevents me from expanding my mental outlook and knowledge in this field.
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