Jewish Afterlife

The Messianic Age in Judaism

Jewish text offers glimpses into the time of the Messiah.

Afterlife for Animals?

Jewish authorities disagree as to whether all cows go to heaven.

Heaven and Hell in Jewish Tradition

Jewish sources are conflicted about what happens after we die.

The Messianic Society: A Jewish Utopia

In Jewish sources, the ideal Jewish society will be situated in Israel and ushered in by catastrophic events.

Zionist Utopias

Early Zionist thinkers envisioned, in great detail, the perfect human--and Jewish--society.

The World to Come

It's an individual Jew's ultimate reward, but the nature of the World to Come has always been disputed.

Jewish Messianism

The belief in a messiah, a person who will redeem the people Israel and usher in a more perfect era, is often considered one of Judaism's defining characteristics.

Jewish Spirituality and the Soul

The idea that the soul is the human instrument of spirituality became more prominent over the course of Jewish history.

The Transmigrating Soul: A Yiddish Folktale

The Transmigrating Soul. Jewish Reincarnation. Jewish Life After Death. Jewish Afterlife and Eschatology. Jewish View on Next Life. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs

Immortality: Belief in a Bodiless Existence

Everlasting life was not always guaranteed to the Jewish soul.