But I can't help thinking will
Mashiach tzidkeinu be black hat or srugie or turban? Will he wear tefillin on chol hamoed or not. tzitzis 1 hole or 2? Sefardi or Ashkenazi? If Ashkenaz, nusach sefard or nusach ashkenaz?...
Great point! It makes no difference. A Jew is a Jew is a Jew. These slight variations you mentioned should not even register in our minds. Some people make whole issues out of things like this (just ask any shadchan...) but that is so wrong.
here's a curveball...maybe some people don't want mashiach to
come (yet). what would you say to
I would say the following to them:
Take a look at kinnah 25 of shacharis on tisha b' av that begins מי יתן ראש. This is the first kinah recited on Tisha b'av that is apparently unrelated to the churban. It mourns the calamities that befell the communities of the Rhineland in 1096 during the first crusade. It is ironic that the crusaders were willing to leave their homes, occupations and families behind to conquer the Holy Land while the Jews there had no such zeal to regain their homeland.
The Jews there were exiles who made their way to Germany following the destruction of the first bais hamikdash. After 70 years, many Jews returned from Babylon but none returned from Worms. The community in Jerusalem wrote to them urging them to return but they responded ' You stay where you are in the great Jerusalem, and we will continue to stay where we are in our little Jerusalem!'
This is why the terrible decree was issued in shamayim against the Jewish people, and especially against the Jews of Worms and her neighbouring communities.