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 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 2. What does mashiah, the Hebrew word for "messiah," literally mean?
Question 3. Which of these is not a term that refers to the Jewish conception of the Afterlife?
The World to Come
Question 4. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?
Question 5. In Jewish belief, which of these is not a possibility?
The soul separates from the body
The soul goes straight to heaven
The soul makes a stop in hell (Gehinnom) to purge itself of sins
The soul transmutes into the World to Come
Question 6. According to the Mishnah, who does not have a share in the World to Come?
One who says that the resurrection of the dead is a teaching that does not derive from the Torah
One who says that the Torah is not from heaven
One who questions the rabbis
A and B only
All of these
Question 7. What is a gilgul?
A small forest demon
The Hebrew term for a reincarnated soul
The desert in which souls reside before resurrection
The time between death of the body and death of the soul