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. 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 2. 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 3. According to the Books of Ecclesiastes and Job, who goes down to Sheol after they die?
Only evil men
Only the poor
Only free men
Question 4. Which of these was a belief of the followers of Jacob Frank?
That all tenets of halakhah, or Jewish law, must be carried out to the fullest
That one could outwardly obey halakhah, or Jewish law, but break it in secret
That only the moral laws, such as sexual purity and monogamy, were essential to keep
That halakhah was unnecessary in the times of the Messiah
Question 5. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?
Question 6. Do some Jews believe in resurrection?
Question 7. True or false: The mystic Abraham Abulafia didn't just try to bring the Messiah, he tried to become the Messiah.