Afterlife & Messiah QuizThe immortality of the soul, the World to Come, the resurrection of the dead, and the Messianic age are all part of Jewish tradition. How much do you know about this area of Jewish belief?
Question 1. What is the difference between Mashiah ben Joseph and Mashiah ben David?
One is the Jewish Messiah; the other is the Christian version of the Messiah
One will be the actual Messiah; one will be the embodiment of the World to Come
One will fight in a colossal war and die; one will bring the World to Come
One will try to attract new followers to Judaism; one will attempt to draw in those who are already Jewish
Question 2. According to the Mishnah, who "brings a child into the World to Come"?
His or her parents
His or her teacher
His or her siblings
His or her previous incarnations
Question 3. In the view of the talmudic sage Rav, which of the following is true about the World to Come?
Sexual relations will be unrestricted
Everyone will be rich
Food will taste like anything we want
There will be no food except for the light of the Shekhinah
Question 4. According to Jewish thought, who will be the adversary of the Jewish people in an apocalyptic battle that ushers in true redemption?
The descendants of those who destroyed the Temples
Gog and Magog
The battle will be internal, with Jews fighting against Jews
Question 5. Which of these is not a term that refers to the Jewish conception of the Afterlife?
The World to Come
Question 6. True or false: The mystic Abraham Abulafia didn't just try to bring the Messiah, he tried to become the Messiah.
Question 7. How did Jacob Frank and his followers refer to God?
The Holy One, Blessed Be He
The King of Kings