Why Some Potential Messiahs But Not Yeshua? – Rabbi Eli Cohen

What is the difference between believers in Yeshua and believers in any other potential messianic candidate? Why is it ok to admit Jews who hold to a particular person being the messiah, but not Jews who believe in Yeshua, into Israel? Also, what does it mean to be a Jew and how are these questions related?

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  1. Peter Degrathios Vink says

    Oh Deary every one needs to do The J LI Course on WHY from.Chabad

  2. Red says

    Pesikta Rabbati, one of the most fascinating works in Rabbinic literature, says:
    “R. Joshua ben Levi, however, argued as follows: Repentance sets aside the entire decree, and prayer half the decree. You find that it was so with Jeconiah, king of Judah. For the Holy One, blessed be He, swore in His anger, As I live, saith the L-rd, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakhim king of Judah were the signet on a hand, yet by My right – note, as R. Meir said, that is was by His right hand that God swore – I would pluck thee hence (Jer. 22:24). And what was decreed against Jeconiah? That he die childless. As is said Write ye this man childless (Jer. 22:40). But as soon as he avowed penitence, the Holy One, blessed be He, set aside the decree, as is shown by Scripture’s reference to The sons of Jeconiah – the same is Assir – Shealtiel his son, etc. (1 Chron 3:17). And Scripture says further: In that day . . . will I take thee, O Zerubbabel . . . the son of Shealtiel . . . and will make thee as a signet (Haggai 2:23). Behold, then, how penitence can set aside the entire decree!
    Pesikta Rabbati, Piska 47, translated by William G. Braude, Yale University Press, pg. 797-798
    The Jewish Encyclopedia says, not only was the curse revoked, but that Jeconiah was the ancestor of the Messiah!
    “Jehoiachin’s sad experiences changed his nature entirely, and as he repented of the sins which he had committed as king he was pardoned by G-d, who revoked the decree to the effect that none of his descendants should ever become king (Jer. xxii. 30; Pesi., ed. Buber, xxv. 163a, b); he even became the ancestor of the Messiah (Tan., Toledot, 20 [ed. Buber, i. 140])”
    Jewish Encyclopedia, Entry on Jehoiachin [1]
    In the book of Zechariah it says,
    “Who are you, great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you are a plain; and he will bring out the capstone with shouts of Grace, grace, to it!”
    Zechariah 4:7
    Midrash Tanchuma, as the Jewish Encyclopedia cites above, says the following on this passage,
    “What does it mean, Who art thou O great mountain? This is King Messiah. And why does he call him great mountain? Because he is greater than the Fathers…loftier than Abraham…more elevated than Moses…and higher than the ministering angels…and from whom will he issue? From Zerubbabel…”
    Midrash Tanchuma, Toledot 14, ed. Buber 1:139, cited in the Messiah Texts by Raphael Patai, pg. 41 [2]

  3. Beulah says

    Why YAHUSHA believers are not admissible into the land (of Israel) now? YAHUAH Himself shall gather them from all the nations of the earth once the time is fulfilled. “For I will take you from among the nations, and gather you out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.” Ezekiel 36:24 “Behold, I will gather them from all the countries to which I drove them in my anger and my wrath and in great indignation. I will bring them back to this place, and I will make them dwell in safety.” Jeremiah 32:37 “At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, says YAHUAH.” Zephaniah 3:20 (Also, Jeremiah 29:14, Ezekiel 20:34, Ezekiel 11:17, Joel 3:2) But before that YAHUAH shall make the residents of Jerusalem (Those who do not believe in YAHUSHA) call upon the Name of YAHUAH. Zechariah 2:10 They shall then believe in Him and cry for Him. The Messiah is none other than YAHUAH. Baruch Haba BaShem YAHUAH !

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