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. What is Gehinnom?
An in-between zone between heaven and hell.
The waiting-room for the afterlife.
The Jewish version of purgatory or Hell.
The Hebrew word for the World to Come.
Question 2. 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 3. According to the Mishnah, who "brings a child into the World to Come"?
His or her parents
His or her teacher
His or her siblings
His or her previous incarnations
Question 4. True or false: In the Talmud, the afterlife is referred to as the "corrected world."
Question 5. In which book is the person who ushers in the World to Come called "The Messiah"?
None of these
Question 6. Which of these is NOT an example of modern messianism?
Some Chabad Lubavitchers' beliefs about Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Religious Zionist ideals
Question 7. 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