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 Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?
Question 3. What does mashiah, the Hebrew word for "messiah," literally mean?
Question 4. According to Jewish tradition, which biblical personality will the Messiah be descended from?
All of the above
None of the above
Question 5. According to Isaac Luria's theology, what will bring the Messiah?
Tikkun olam (the healing of the world)
Intense prayer and meditation
Question 6. 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
Question 7. Which Jewish hero did many, including Rabbi Akiba, think would turn out to be the Messiah?
Deborah the Judge
None of these