Highlighting: “The Future: A Guide to the Jewish Messiah, Israel, and the End of Days.” By Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff. Mosaica Press. Hardcover. 217 pages. ISBN-10: 1-946351-25-3. $19.99.
The world is on edge. We read every day of radical regimes threatening the world. Terrorist atrocities frighten humanity across the globe and we face the threat of nuclear proliferation. Anti-Semitism is on the rise and Israel is under the constant threat of annihilation from its neighbors.
Yet, every day, scientists are discovering cures for diseases that have long plagued mankind. Technology has opened up the world like never before, increasing communication, travel and business and creativity. Poverty, disease and illiteracy are on the decline.
Which is it? Is the world on the path to inevitable destruction, or are we progressing to something very new and great?
In this fascinating work, Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff delves into these questions and provides clarity about the uncertain times in which we live. Using Jewish sources that span thousands of years, he explores such topics as the four exiles of Jewish history, the king Mashiach and his mission, Israel and Jerusalem at the end of days, the war of Gog and Magog, the purpose of the world to come and resurrection of the dead.
Rabbi Hajioff shows that much of what is occurring today has been foretold in these ancient Jewish texts and despite the sometimes difficult road, the world is ultimately moving toward a time of peace and redemption—the end of days. As Hajioff explores the details of this incredible time, what it represents and mankind’s trajectory toward it, he provides answers, clarity and inspiration about what is promised to be a “sublime existence” for all mankind.
Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff, originally from London, England, graduated with honors in political science from Manchester University. After receiving rabbinic ordination, he was the official rabbi of Birthright Israel for 15 years. Presently, Rabbi Hajioff is on the full-time faculty of Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. His previous books include the bestsellers “Jew Got Questions” and “Will Jew Marry Me?” He can be reached via his website, www.rabbilawrence.com.