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Eschatology

Raise Up the Shepherd(s) – Maoz Tzur’s Eschatological Ending

Maʿoz Tzur ends with a request in two variants: God should either raise up the shepherd of the seven or the seven shepherds. These two versions point to different biblical verses and reflect divergent perspectives on what should happen at the end of days.

Prof.

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

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Sukkot, the Festival of Future Redemption for Jews and Gentiles

Zechariah 14 envisions a time when all the nations will come to the Temple in Jerusalem on Sukkot. The festival’s eschatological significance in the Second Temple period may be further hinted at in Pseudepigraphical works, in the book of Revelation, and on coins minted during the great rebellion and the Bar Kochba rebellion.

Prof. Rabbi

Joshua Garroway

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The Psalm of the Shofar: Its Use in Liturgy and its Meaning in the Bible

Prof.

Alan Cooper

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Maoz Tzur and the “End of Christianity”

Maʿoz Tzur is an intense anti-Christian text reflecting the mood and experience of Ashkenazi Jews during the Crusades, when dozens of Jewish communities were slaughtered in the name of the cross.

Prof.

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

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The Smashing of the Luchot as a Paradigm Shift

Rabbi

Herzl Hefter

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