Halakhic Perspectives from When Mashiah Comes, Part 2
Readings from When Mashiah Comes by Rabbi Yehudah Chayoun, chapters 6-7
Eliyahu the Prophet, when does he come, before or after Mashiah?
What is he supposed to do? What is TIKU?
This lesson digresses to discuss a very important lesson about the Jewish religion, which is the nature of Torah pluralism. In discussing Eliyahu, we encounter variant opinions, some even exclusive of others. Yet, there are many different opinions, ideas and beliefs, and it is important that we recognize the subjective value of them, and not confuse them to be objective statements of absolute truths.
The Mashiah himself, who is he, how will he be known, how does he come, what will he do.
Also included is a detailed discussion of the Talmudic statement that speaks of how Mashiah can be “of the dead,” and how these words have been interpreted by the Lubavitcher movement in a literal fashion to apply to their dearly departed Rebbe. The controversial nature of this apparent misinterpretation is explained in decent detail.