The Kingship

 

of Israel

 
Hebrew 

 

In Jewish Law  Promise and Prophecy  |  King David's Descendants  |  Heraldry and Flags  |   Psalms World Center |

 

THE KINGSHIP IN THE JEWISH LAW

 

Rabbi Shimon Ben Yochay says: There are three crowns: The crown of Torah and the crown of priesthood and the crown of Kingship. The crown of priesthood Ahron merited it and took it. The crown of Kingship David merited it and took it. The crown of Torah remains waiting for generations.   Whoever merits the Torah, is considered as meriting all three."

  [Kohelet Raba 7]

 

Whoever has studied the Torah is well aware of Mitzvah No. 497 in the Sefer Hachinuch (The Book of Education):   To appoint a King for Israel.

  The words of the "Chinuch" are amazingly clear:

 

We have been commanded to appoint a King from among Israel to reign over us, so that he may collect us all together and lead us as he wishes, and of this it has been said:   "Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee".   And in Sifrey it was said:   "Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee" a positive commandment!

I have written about the roots of this commandment in the "Seder Mishpatim", concerning the prohibition of cursing the Nasi (principal), and there I have expounded at length on the benefit  the nation may reap if they have one man serving as their head and captain, because there shall be no enduring peace for the nation without this.   And thus, we see in the books of the prophets, the reference to collective rule appears among the curses in contrast to the supremacy of a single ruler.

And it applies (the commandment to appoint a King) at times when Israel are on their Land, and as they, of blessed memory, have said:   Israel were commanded to carry out three commandments when entering the Land:   to appoint a King over themselves, to build the Temple, and to destroy the seed of Amaleq (Sanhedrin 20:b).

And, my son, do not ponder my words, saying: how does my father think that this commandment is among the commandments that apply for generations, when in fact it was no longer relevant for Israel once King David was anointed, since they no longer needed to appoint a King, because David and his offspring would reign over them until the coming of Shiloh, and his offspring shall reign forever, soon in our days.

Rather, the significance of the commandment is not limited to the appointing of a new king, it encompasses everything we have mentioned:  the appointing of a new king if there shall be a reason why one shall be needed, and also the establishing of the reign in the hands of the heir, and the constitution of his authority over us, and in all respects, we should behave toward him as we have been commanded, and as we do towards the Torah that is known and this really does apply forever.

 

 

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THE PROMISE AND THE   PROPHECY

 

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KING DAVID'S DESCENDANTS

 
Several Jewish families claim to be descendants from the Royal line, up to King David. Some of them keep detailed records and have documents and pedigrees that prove to some extent their claim. Other families keep web sites in which they track their ancestors hundred of years back.

Those are blessed activities since they clearly prove that the reinstatement of the Kingship (Malchut Israel) is a REAL thing and eventually it will happen,

 

Among others families of Royal line we can count:

 

Serious historians, researchers and analysts, Jews and Gentiles alike are working to find who is today the most likely heir of the Kingship.

 

  

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HERALDRY AND FLAGS

 
 

 

 

Uri Zvi Greenberg

A Poem

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PSALMS WORLD CENTER


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DEMOCRACY IS KILLING US

  Thus said Herzl

 

 
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