01 October 2009

@ Is Moshiach White?

Is Moshiach White?

Moshiach in the Tanach is referred to sometimes as a leper. About leprosy the Torah says (Lev. 13:2): "When a person has on his flesh…." The word used for "person" is Adam. The Arizal explains that Adam is the most lofty synonym for a person and refers to an all-inclusive soul. Even Moses is generally referred to in the Torah as Ish (man), this has a more individual connotation. If Moses is an Ish, the Arizal concludes, then the only candidate for the higher title Adam is Moshiach, the quintessential all-inclusive soul. But why is he a leper? Continue

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