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. True or false: In the Talmud, the afterlife is referred to as the "corrected world."
Question 2. 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
Question 3. True or false: The mystic Abraham Abulafia didn't just try to bring the Messiah, he tried to become the Messiah.
Question 4. Do some Jews believe in resurrection?
Question 5. Which of the following will not have a place in the World to Come, according to the Midrash on Ecclesiastes?
A and B only
All of these
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. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?