Life after death is a fundamental concept for most religions. Jewish views on death and the afterlife include the belief in Heaven and Hell. Jewish funeral rites are usually very closely linked with Jewish beliefs about life after death.
What is the name of the dark place where early Jews believed that the dead descended?
What is resurrection?
The belief that believers will rise from the dead on Judgement Day
The belief that when a person dies their soul comes back in another body on Earth
The belief that when a person dies they live on in the memories of other people
What does Judaism teach about life after death?
People will return to live another human life on earth
People may return after death to live lives as animals or humans
How people live now is important, everything else can be left to God
Who do some Jews believe will come before a future judgement?
What does the Jewish term Olam Ha-Ba mean?
The Day of Judgement
The World to Come
The Resurrection of the Body
What do some Jews believe about the soul?
Human beings have a soul which will be placed in another body, human or animal after death
There is a world soul and all human souls will finally be absorbed into the world soul
Each human being has a soul which will one day return to God
According to some Jews, on what will God judge his people when the judgement takes place?
On how well they have kept His laws
On how much money they have given to the synagogue
On whether they believe in Gan Eden and Gehenna
What prayer will Jews try to say when they are dying?
What do Jews place over the body of the deceased?
The chevra kadisha
Which movement of Judaism does not allow cremation?