- Evidence of Messiah
- Reader: How would you recognize HaMashiach when he comes?
- Mesora: Maimonides teaches (Laws
of Kings; 11:1): "And if there arises a king from the house of
David, knowledgeable in Torah, involved in commandments as David his
father - in accord with the Written and Oral Torah - and he coerces
all Jews to follow the Torah and its minutiae, and he fights the wars
of God, he has the status that he is the Messiah. If he does so, and
is successful, and he builds the temple in its place and gathers in
the exiled Jews, he is definitely the Messiah."