Questions and answers from the course
“Ask the Rabbis: A Discussion Forum”:
Questions and Answers Session 001 (Monday-Tuesday, 13-14 Shevat 5772 / 6-7 February 2012)
- What are the Jewish expectations for the future? What do Jews believe about the signs of our times and God’s plan for the world? What do Jews await in the coming of the Messiah that differs from the world today?
- From a Jewish perspective, why is the Messiah necessary? What will the Messiah accomplish that we can’t do on our own — especially since Jews believe that God demands of man to act so positively even nowadays?
- Do Jews believe that evil still exists in the Messianic era? If so, how is it different from the world today? If not, who will rid us and the world of evil, we or God? And if evil no longer exists, what becomes of free will?
There’s much more ahead. Please bear with us.…