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. True or false: The mystic Abraham Abulafia didn't just try to bring the Messiah, he tried to become the Messiah.
Question 3. In Jewish belief, which of these is not a possibility?
The soul separates from the body
The soul goes straight to heaven
The soul makes a stop in hell (Gehinnom) to purge itself of sins
The soul transmutes into the World to Come
Question 4. True or false: In the Talmud, the afterlife is referred to as the "corrected world."
Question 5. Do some Jews believe in resurrection?
Question 6. 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 7. Which of these is NOT an example of modern messianism?
Some Chabad Lubavitchers' beliefs about Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Religious Zionist ideals