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Unread 11-06-2008, 12:12 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by DW Duke View Post
While Moshaich must be a patralineal descendant of David HaMalek, he cannot inherit that pedigree unless he is a Jew because a non-Jew cannot be a member of a tribe.
Can you elaborate on what you mean by "inherit(ing) that pedigree"? Quite obviously you have a much greater breadth of Jewish knowledge than I, but this just sounds like semantics. Okay, say someone is tribe-less, how does that preclude a person from being Moshiach if he is in fact a patrilineal descendent? Tradition? Common sense? Scripture?
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