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Afterlife & Messiah Quiz

The 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. True or false: The mystic Abraham Abulafia didn't just try to bring the Messiah, he tried to become the Messiah.


Question 2. Which of these is NOT an example of modern messianism?
 Some Chabad Lubavitchers' beliefs about Menachem Mendel Schneerson
 Religious Zionist ideals
 Radical socialism


Question 3. According to Maimonides, which is true about the Messiah?
 The Messiah will bring world peace
 The Messiah will reign over a peaceful and prosperous Israel
 The Messiah will undoubtedly be a man
 The Messiah will live forever


Question 4. According to Jewish tradition, which biblical personality will the Messiah be descended from?
 All of the above
 None of the above


Question 5. Which of the following will not have a place in the World to Come, according to the Midrash on Ecclesiastes?
 Wicked people
 A and B only
 All of these


Question 6. According to Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady, who enjoys the bliss of the World to Come while on Earth?
 Those who indulge in things forbidden by Torah


Question 7. How is the Messiah described in the Talmud?
 As a beggar sitting at the gates of Rome, waiting for the Jews to repent
 As a political figure with military strength
 As a being with supernatural abilities
 All of the above