Afterlife & Messiah Quiz

The 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?

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Qustion 1. Which of the blessings in the Amidah testifies to the belief in the Messiah?

The blessing "Avot," for the forefathers The blessing "Shield of Abraham," for the Chosen one The blessing "Gevurot," for God's "mightiness" in reviving the dead The blessing "Rofei," for healing the pain of death

Qustion 2. True or false: The mystic Abraham Abulafia didn't just try to bring the Messiah, he tried to become the Messiah.

True False

Qustion 3. According to Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady, who enjoys the bliss of the World to Come while on Earth?

Sinners Saints Gluttons Those who indulge in things forbidden by Torah

Qustion 4. Which belief is expounded by Maimonides in his "Essay on the Resurrection"?

People will only be resurrected as noncorporeal souls People will be resurrected as souls with everlasting bodies People will be resurrected in body form, but will eventually die again People will be resurrected in the bodies of great Jewish leaders

Qustion 5. In which book is the person who ushers in the World to Come called "The Messiah"?

Zechariah Jeremiah Isaiah Micah None of these

Qustion 6. 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

Qustion 7. 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?

Jeremiah Zechariah Daniel Isaiah Revelations

Qustion 8. 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

Qustion 9. What will the Messianic Era be preceded by, according to almost all Jewish sources?

A single light filling the world, and the sky turning purple Enormous amounts of suffering, the "birth pangs" of the Messiah An end to hunger and famine The giving of the third set of the Ten Commandments

Qustion 10. What is the concept of gilgul?

The transmigration of souls from one body to another The building of a "live" person from clay or mud The belief that all souls return to God A person storing their soul in a physical object at the time of death
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