Jews believe that God provides them with moral and spiritual guidance by which to live. For Jews, human life has a special, sacred status. Jews have a wide range of beliefs about the afterlife.
What does the duty of Pikuach Nefesh relate to?
Sanctity of life
Beliefs about the nature of God
Why do Jews believe that human life is particularly sacred and special?
Humans are at the top of the food chain
Humans can express themselves with complex language
Humans were created in the image and likeness of God
What would be a valid reason for a Jew to break a commandment?
To avoid being late for work
To help them do well in an exam
To protect or preserve human life
According to the Book of Daniel, some people will awake after death to everlasting life. However, what will others be resurrected to?
Shame and contempt
A long life that will eventually end
What is the Jewish word for Hell?
What is the term for mitzvot that cannot be understood by humans?
What would a Jew do with a mezuzah?
Nail it to a doorpost
Wear it to the synagogue
Eat it during a special meal
What is Sheol?
A place of darkness after death
A place of paradise after death
A system of reincarnation
Which of the following means ‘the world to come’?
What are the ethical mitzvot concerned with?
Humans’ relationship with God
Humans’ relationships with inanimate objects
Humans’ relationships with each other and other creatures