To Jerusalem for the End of the World?
One of very impressive maps regarding Jewish people before WWII is the one below presented:
Germany was not the country with the largest Jewish population at the time. It was behind Poland, USSR, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Britain, and France. But, the horrible anti-Jewish movement started in Germany along with the rise of Nazis.
One of very impressive figures regarding Jewish people after WWII is the one below presented:
We may as well think that the USSR collapsed around 1991 so as to liberate Judaists from the communist empire.
And, one of very impressive graphs regarding Jewish people in recent times is the one below presented:
Despite Israels's conflicts with Arab people, the population of Israel has been increasing steadily. Now, its population seems to surpass the Jewish population in the US.
Now, we had better think whether these trends reflect the fate of the Judaists or the end of the world expected in Judaism.
Jewish eschatology is concerned with events that will happen in the end of days, according to the Hebrew Bible and Jewish thought. This includes the ingathering of the exiled diaspora, the coming of Jewish Messiah, afterlife, and the revival of the dead Tsadikim.
The main tenets of Jewish eschatology are the following, in no particular order, elaborated in the Books of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel:
End of world (before everything as follows).
God redeems Israel (i.e. the Jewish people) from the captivity that began during the Babylonian Exile, in a new Exodus
God returns the Jewish people to the Land of Israel
God restores the House of David and the Temple in Jerusalem
God creates a regent from the House of David (i.e. the Jewish Messiah) to lead the Jewish people and the world and usher in an age of justice and peace
All nations recognize that the God of Israel is the only true God
God resurrects the dead
God creates a new heaven and a new earth
It is also believed that history will complete itself and the ultimate destination will be reached when all mankind returns to the Garden of Eden.
Anyway, Judaists would love to face the end of the world in Jerusalem. And, if God also hopes so, it is no wonder that Jewish people have been expelled from Europe and Russia to Israel, and they would not even immigrate to the US to become rich.
This era, lasting 4,000 years since Abraham till the establishment of the nation Israel in the 20th century, might really end with so many descendants of Abraham around Jerusalem.
An then, another era spanning 4,000 years might begin with or without Judaists in Israel.
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Rev 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.
Rev 2:29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.