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 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 2. 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 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. 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 5. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?
Question 6. Which Jewish hero did many, including Rabbi Akiba, think would turn out to be the Messiah?
Deborah the Judge
None of these
Question 7. Which of these is NOT an example of modern messianism?
Some Chabad Lubavitchers' beliefs about Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Religious Zionist ideals