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 does mashiah, the Hebrew word for "messiah," literally mean?
Question 2. What is a gilgul?
A small forest demon
The Hebrew term for a reincarnated soul
The desert in which souls reside before resurrection
The time between death of the body and death of the soul
Question 3. Where does the idea of a political or military redeemer come from?
The Later Prophets
Question 4. How did Jacob Frank and his followers refer to God?
The Holy One, Blessed Be He
The King of Kings
Question 5. 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 6. In the Zohar, when do most pilgrimages of holy people to Heaven take place?
At the sun's first light
During the night, while they sleep
At the moments of prayer
Just before their weddings
Question 7. 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