Do most religious Jews expect a future resurrection the dead, general or specific, or not?

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Most of the traditional world holds by Rambam's 13 principles of faith, the thirteenth of which is:

The belief in the resurrection of the dead.

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    What do you mean with "most". Doesn't the Gemara prove the concept of resurrection and harshly condemn anyone denying it, making this something all Jews must believe in?
    – Yoreinu
    Commented Jun 18 at 11:55
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    @Yoreinu I was actually going to amend this answer at some point and make an even stronger case, thank you. The Anshei Knesset Hagedola told us to say, b'shem u'malchut "v'neeman ata lahachayot metim"!
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Commented Jun 18 at 12:05
  • Just removing "most" will provide an immediate improvement
    – Yoreinu
    Commented Jun 18 at 12:09
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    @Yoreinu one or two :), some go by the Ikkarim, for eg. I don't know. However, if you source me your preferred gemara on this, I will work it, and the tefilla, into the answer within a day or two
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Commented Jun 18 at 12:12
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    Sanhedrin 90-91 discusses techiyas hameisim. Berachos 58 b, brings the beracha said in cemeteries which includes the mention of techiyas hameisim.
    – Yoreinu
    Commented Jun 18 at 12:15

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