Question by  tk7544 (149)

What is the Orthodox Jew's opinion of heaven and hell?


Answer by  rosefire (78)

The Orthodox Jew's belief it typically that after people die, those who are good and who have perfected themselves through kindness, charity, observance of the law, study of the torah, etc. will go to heaven. But the majority of people who perhaps have not done as well will go to Gehenom or a purgatory for a certain period of time.


Answer by  CLEV (405)

The Orthodox Jew believes in an afterlife. The idea of the spirit leaving the body is generally accepted. Punishment or reward via location is also the general thought here.


Answer by  Sylvia (759)

They have two versions of hell. A true hell for individuals such as Hilter etc and a 2nd hell (which is actually in front of God) which is for purification. Once you reach heaven you view a true to life film of your actions. Then you are subjected to the same film but with different outcomes based on correct choices.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

Orthodox do not have an official "rule book" and there is no "Jewish Pope" who makes an official statement as to what Jews believe. There is a wide spread of beliefs among people and even the same person may hold different beliefs at different times in their life and remain an Orthodox Jew.


Answer by  Joe80 (866)

Hell or "Sheol" as the Orthodox Jews or Jewish call it, is a fiery pit where souls go in order to wait for God's judgment.

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