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What is The Resurrection of the Dead?

One of the principles of Jewish faith is belief in the resurrection of the dead. According to the Zohar – an early Kabbalistic text – the...

Does Judaism believe in Heaven and Hell?

Judaism does have a concept of reward and punishment in the afterlife. However, since words we use bring to mind certain images, particularly...

Is reincarnation an accepted Jewish belief?

The answer is yes. With regards to the skepticism, well, this is certainly not a new occurrence--it actually stems from generations of debate over this...

Is the concept of an afterlife a Jewish belief?

Certainly. However, Judaism's idea of the afterlife is very different then that of other Western traditions. For one, Judaism does not believe that...

Do Jews believe in an after life?

Simply put, yes--but what we believe in might better be called "life after life."The belief in an eternal life is one of the basic teachings of...

Can an animal have a human soul?

Not exactly, but there is a concept of "Gilgul". It is possible that the soul of a human being comes down to this world in the body of an animal in order...

Is there an explicit mention of the afterlife in the Torah?

No. Why? This is one of the questions that is asked and re-asked continuously in medieval Jewish thought. This question has vexed the greatest minds...

Is it possible that Jews originally did not believe in afterlife?

Every human culture we know of until very recent times has had a belief in an afterlife. In ancient Egypt, where the Jewish nation was born, this belief...

What is the Jewish view on Reincarnation?

A soul descends to this world from “beneath the throne of glory”—a place much higher than the highest angels—to accomplish her...

Where is Gan Eden?

I can guarantee you that no matter how many billions of dollars are invested in the space-program, NASA will never succeed in sending a shuttle to send...