the sisterhood board of the Forest Hills Jewish Center, Queens, New York, 1938.
Judaism teaches a belief in the messiah, but what is primary in the messianic faith in Judaism is its historical content. The core of this belief is the vision of a new world order of justice, freedom, and peace to replace the present epoch of oppression of man by man and nation by nation. The term messiah means the "anoited one"; it alludes to the fact that great leaders in antiquity were anoited with oil. As the belief in the new world order, sometimes called the Kingdom of God, attained its fullest proliferation, it added the element of expectation that its inauguration would be effected through the mediating role of an ideal leader, an "anoited one, who would guide men to the inner moral and spiritual transformations which would in turn be translated into a new order of human interrelations.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, New York. 1967. Page 333.