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. In rabbinic literature, the soul goes through three stages after death. Which of these is not one of those stages?
The dwelling of the soul in heaven
The Messianic age on Earth
The resurrection of the dead
A "time delay" between physical death and what comes next
Question 2. 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
Question 3. Which Jewish hero did many, including Rabbi Akiba, think would turn out to be the Messiah?
Deborah the Judge
None of these
Question 4. What does mashiah, the Hebrew word for "messiah," literally mean?
Question 5. The most forthright biblical prophecy concerning life after death--" Many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, others to reproaches, to everlasting abhorrence"--appears in which book?
Question 6. In the Zohar, when do most pilgrimages of holy people to Heaven take place?
At the sun's first light
During the night, while they sleep
At the moments of prayer
Just before their weddings
Question 7. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?