Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Is There an Anti-Christ/ Anti-Moshiach in Judaism?

The Antichrist is described in a handful of passages in the New Testament as a future messianic pretender who will deceive mankind, battle God, and bring the world to the brink of destruction. Responding to a caller, Rabbi Tovia Singer answers the question: Who is the Antichrist in Judaism?

 

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will watch the video tonight, but I have always thought that when the real Moshiach shows up, the xtian and muslims will think that he is the anti-xrist (which he will be, as are we all, baruch HaShem!). That will be interesting to watch. - Waiting in Houston.

Anonymous said...

As a torah based website it is offensive to read the title with chrxst in it. The word itself means our lord. As frum jews, We should not express that word or have any connection or focus through speach or thought which will validate their beliefs.

Devorah said...


Rabbi Singer has that word on the video title. The way I see it, he is explaining this subject to anyone who is looking for the Jewish answer. To that end, those people would probably be googling that word. If that word brings them to the truth, then the title has done it's job.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this makes sense- in the work that Rabbi Singer does he uses language that is geared for the secular world, not the "rov" or the Torah true world. That being said, it is not our mesora or our way to use that word in our speech, thoughts, or even studies. We are an "am kadosh", and should remain separate from their teachings, thoughts, or speech.

Unknown said...

I was hoping that when Moshiach arrives, the xians would think it is the 2nd coming, and the Muslims the Mahdi.

cy said...

Great video; Rabbi Singer is always excellent and says it straight the way it is!

Anonymous said...

First, Rabbi Singer also deals with the xtian world. He tours and speaks to Evangelicals, etc. to show them how wrong they are. I'm not enamoured by such outreach. Agree with Anonymous' above comment.

Also, there is an anti-Moshiach; that goes by the name of Armilus. Romelus and Armelus were brothers (I think) who, it's said, built Rome. Armelus is a demonic force that is the one who kills Moshiach BenYosef. But that does not have to occur. Maybe someone who knows more about this can explain it better.

Anonymous said...

Mostly, love the song 'Adon Olam', Rabbi Singer has at the end of his videos. Don't know the name of the singer with the fabulous voice. Might someone know who it is?

Anonymous said...

There were two enochs. One from cain and one from seth. Enoch from cain learned magic and enoch from seth went to nibiru with the angels.

10rainbow said...

Rabbi Singer is doing great works in reaching out to the world, a job Hashem Himself instructed, about israel being a light to all nations. and i do know of his efforts and outreach in indonesia. the nation with the largest number of muslims in the world. there is no person , no human being, unimportant to him, He sees all as G-d's creations. and the best part of him is he is not judgemental on anyone. he leaves that to Hashem.

Devorah said...

Well said 10rainbow

Lior Small said...

Imagine if every Jew fulfilled HaShem's calling to be a light to the Nations? Perhaps, Islam and xtianity would flourish less. It's my opinion that Jews should go on the offensive and "evangelize" the Gentiles into righteous Bnei Noach. Sadly, very few even know what that is. When a gentile wants to seek to know their Creator, to whom do they have to turn to? A mosque, a church? Not a synagogue, that is for Jews... Rabbi Singer is the closest thing I have seen as a teacher with any kind of outreach for them.

Devash said...

"The word itself means our lord"

With sympathy for your viewpoint, I still have to correct you. It's the Greek word for Messiah which is the English for Mashiach. It means "anointed".

Devash said...

Speaking as a former gentile, I can tell you that when a gentile wants to seek to know their Creator, they turn to Him and no one else. He reveals Himself to any who seek him out just as Avraham Avinu did. The first important fact every human being should know is that NO MEDIATOR IS REQUIRED!

Jews have no mitzvah to "evangelize" or "missionize" non-Jews. That is a purely Xian concept. And that's not what it means to be a light to the nations. When Israel lives in its own land in 100% accordance with the Holy Torah then the nations will see "how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together". They will see how pleasant, successful, fulfilling and satisfying life can be when a society lives, works and adjudicates the way the Creator has instructed us. And they will want to emulate our good ways and traits.

A lighthouse stands solidly on its hill shining the way to safety. It doesn't go in search of ships that might be lost.

Anonymous said...

'Q' Sorry to step on toes, but the Temple Institute with Universal Torah is doing a great job. Revelation quotes the TaNaKh a great deal, which is why goyim misunderstand it. Portions of Daniel 7 is quoted as well as many others.

Devorah said...

Devash"how does every human being know that no mediator is required unless we teach them? They are so mired in their idolatry that they are not even aware of the fact that their idols are irrelevant.

I'm now quoting from Universal Morality - The Seven Noahide Laws


''At Mount Sinai, G‑d charged the Children of Israel to serve as His "Light unto the nations" by bringing all of humanity to a recognition of their Creator and adherence to His laws.

For most of Jewish history, however, circumstance did not permit our people to spread these principles, other than by indirect means. When the Lubavitcher Rebbe began speaking about publicizing them as a preparation for a new era, he was reviving an almost lost tradition.''

According to the Rebbe, we must publicize the Seven Laws to the nations. That is not evangelizing, it is educating the nations to serve the one G-d. Not to convert to Judaism, just to keep the 7 Laws and be a righteous gentile.

Devash said...

Both Xians and Muslims have the Tanakh. It's all there. The "mediators" and "prophets" were added on. When you strip the additions away, you're left with the truth and the knowledge that HKB"H is completely accessible to all.

I benefitted from a book written by a Jew, but other than that, I had no contact with any Jews until after I'd learned the truth on my own - just me and Hashem. Hashem gets the information you need into your hands when the time is right for it and after you've shown Him how earnest and sincere you are in your search.

Anyway, it's all on the internet now. There is no need for direct involvement between Jews and gentiles for gentiles to learn the truth. To convert, sure, but not to understand their seven laws. You can find books written by Jews today that advocate that and they also advocate a lot of other questionable and even forbidden things, too.

Devash said...

"At Mount Sinai, G‑d charged the Children of Israel to serve as His "Light unto the nations"

Where does it say so? Does the author give chapter and verse? Can you find this listed as a mitzvah in any listing of the 613 mitzvot - Rambam, Ramban, Chofetz Chaim, Sefer Chinuch...???

Devorah said...

I had to do some research, [I base my comments on the Lubavitcher Rebbe] - this very long essay at JLaw.com
shows there is a dispute about this topic, but basically the Rambam is quoted here as well as the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Seems to me the answer is that yes we do have an obligation to teach the 7 Laws. You may see it differently.

Anonymous said...

Armilus

Anonymous said...

Charismatic speaker. And loved the Adon Olom singing and tune at the end.

Anona

Anonymous said...

Devprah: Sorry, must agree 100% with Devash on this matter. Tikun Olam does not in any way mean for us to go and try to turn non-Jews into Jews or even Bnai Noach. If we, as a people, were to adhere and heed our Torah, the Tikun Olam would come into play by itself. This is what H' is asking of us and only when we do teshuvah and live by the Torah, can it and will it be a blessing to the rest of the world. Religious Jews know this. It is the liberal and globalist mindset of secular and assimilated liberal Jews who think that they should change the world because the burden of doing mitzvot is too much for them, so they rationalize by saying we are good Jews because we care for the world. The world belongs to H' and He gave us, the Jewish people, the Taryag mitzvot and the nations were given Seven. It would be wonderful for non-Jews to learn about the seven laws of Noach and throw away their idolatry; but our concern is heeding the Torah and loving our fellow Jews and not going after the gentiles to convert them, c'v. We are suffering until this day from the Erev Rav because we allowed them to come along with us out of Egypt. A true Ger Tzedek has a Jewish neshama and that is the reason they search for the truth and become Jews, and are more beloved to H' than even the born Jew.

Devorah said...

No of course we don't try and convert people to Judaism, but as far as I am aware there was/is a mitzvah to publicize the Noahide Laws. We may all have to agree to disagree on this, as it seems there are different viewpoints.

Devorah said...

Here is a link to Rabbi Alon Anavá's site where he devotes this page to the Noahide Laws: /The Seven Laws of Noah

Anonymous said...

Devorah,
as Noahide i am grateful for those Jews, like Rabbi Tovia Singer, and a host of others, who reach out to those who are not Jews. If r them, most would continue in where they are. Hashem is there of course, but to open the eyes of those blind, we non-Jews need those like i mentioned above in the first sentence, and were it not for them, many would be groping in the the dark.

Thanks to the Lubavitcher Rebbe who helped so many, and today helps via his people who do so much for Jews and non-Jews.
Thanks to all the Rabbis, and Rebbetizins who help those non Jews needing help. Thank you for shining the Light of Hashem. A very important job for the chosen and also for blogs like yours Devorah, that have helped so many non-Jews.

Hashem bless you and also those who reach out with love and light, to those who need you all so much.
Stella.

Devorah said...

According to Rabbi Mizrachi we are only obligated to teach the 7 Laws when the goyim are living in Israel [see /this video
at approx 37 mins.

Anonymous said...

Before my original comment on the title above, I should have first said how much hakaras hatov I have for your website, and the Torah that you share. Chag Kosher V'sameach

Devash said...

Please allow me to clarify. Yes. I believe there is an obligation for Jews to teach gentiles about the seven laws IF a gentile comes asking. It's like "not placing a stumbling block before the blind".

I don't believe there is an obligation to send missionaries out to them in all their dwelling places. It is a gentile's obligation first to search out their Creator and establish a relationship with Him. The knowledge that there is a Creator to search out is innate in every soul.

I think the phrase "a light to the nations" is misunderstood. My main point is that there is no commandment from the Torah that says "Thou shalt be a light unto the nations." When the phrase is used in context it is a statement of fact. Israel is or will be a light to the nations when they are living in accordance with the commandments on their own land. Seeing us living thus causes them to admire our laws and society and to wish to emulate them.

Anytime there is direct contact between Jews and gentiles, there is a big risk involved for the Jew. Relationships are formed and affection develops. Already he's on the path to assimilation. And this has already been demonstrated here with the second comment above. Among those most famous for their outreach efforts to gentiles, they are today talking just like them and already inviting them into their homes to make contact with their families and making excuses for why they aren't really idolaters and have no real need to give up their belief in "J"...

With the internet, it's possible like never before to be available for questions from the gentiles without leaving Eretz HaKodesh.

~Chag Sameach and Shabbat shalom~

Anonymous said...

We Jews are not obligated to do many things--to become doctors to save lives; to become researchers to find cures for diseases; to become lawyers to fight for the disadvantaged or teachers to open the minds of their students. We are not obligated to serve humanity yet we still do because it is the Jewish way! To withhold the beauty and wisdom of Judaism and what it stands for--only serves to isolate instead of educate. No one is talking about proselytizing others but simply educating people about what Judaism is and isn't and what it means to us. Many non-Jews have a greater appreciation for Judaism when they come to learn certain Torah teachings from other Jews. There are plenty of pros and cons. See the link to the following article and decide for yourself. --Diaspora RO

http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Ask-the-rabbi-May-a-Jew-teach-Torah-to-a-gentile

אורנה ניצבת. דוד מלך ישראל חי וקיים said...

You are right.
The gentiles got time of 2000 years to see, read, etc.
That was the rwal reason of Galut.
There is no valuable excuse to stay outside of Israel these days.
We cannot be light unto the nations any other way then to serve Hashem in Eretz Israel, the land that will become all Yerushalayim!
Nation of priests cannot serve while scattered around the world.
The logica of our Creator is simple and pure, no twisted paths and explanations.
All the Neshamot have to come together to shine bright the LIGHT OF TORAH out of Yerushalayim, that's it.
So to all the Jews out there:
Are you ready???
We have a job to do, not there somewhere...but here!!! !!! !!! !!! !
Stop hiding, you are offending Abba and everyone else, what a chutzpah!

Ornw Nitzevet

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Singer should debate Rabbi Itzhak Shapira from Ahavat Ammi.