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. Which is true of Maimonides' conception of the World to Come?
Both humans and animals reside there
It was a paradise of the senses, not an intellectual one
It was an intellectual paradise
It is a temporary rest from eternal torture
Question 2. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?
Question 3. 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 4. Why are Hasidim especially careful about selecting a slaughterer?
Because constantly working around death takes a steady constitution
Because one who takes many lives will not merit a place in the World to Come
Because they believe that slaughtering involves the process of gilgul, the transmigration of souls
Because slaughtering is a high-paying job
Question 5. 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 6. In which book is the person who ushers in the World to Come called "The Messiah"?
None of these
Question 7. 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