When the Messiah Dies

By Neil Gillman

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, October 28, 1994

Myths are not inherently fictional, and in fact may be necessary to create a bridge between what people see in their environment and what they "see" as a consequence of their beliefs. Jewish law as a "quasi-realized eschatology" is myth manifested in Judaism and serves such a purpose.

Topic: Theology, Halakha, Jewish Law, Narrative, Faith, Messianism, Belief, Meaning

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.480

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gillman, Neil. When the Messiah Dies. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 28 October 1994: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7586


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