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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?



Question 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

 

Question 2. What is the difference between Mashiah ben Joseph and Mashiah ben David?
 One is the Jewish Messiah; the other is the Christian version of the Messiah
 One will be the actual Messiah; one will be the embodiment of the World to Come
 One will fight in a colossal war and die; one will bring the World to Come
 One will try to attract new followers to Judaism; one will attempt to draw in those who are already Jewish

 

Question 3. True or false: In the Talmud, the afterlife is referred to as the "corrected world."
 True
 False

 

Question 4. 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 5. What does mashiah, the Hebrew word for "messiah," literally mean?
 Redeemer
 The Chosen
 Anointed One
 Inner Peace

 

Question 6. 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 7. 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