In the future eternal world of Olam Haba (i.e. the final destination following the resurrection of the dead as explained here) according to the opinions that the body and soul will be reunited, will there still exist plants and animals?

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  • Why do you think this could be? – Yehoshua May 22 '16 at 23:41
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    @mevaqesh by "eternal" I think he has ruled out at least one possibility. – Y     e     z May 23 '16 at 5:12
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    @mevaqesh all those options are temporary stops except olam haba which i wrote in the question. what is not clear? – ray May 23 '16 at 5:19
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    The period of Mashiach is a temporary stop? I don't see anything about that in a quick survey of some relevant Rambams. Which sources are you referring to? Perhaps edit them into the question. – mevaqesh May 23 '16 at 5:24
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    If you mean the current state of affairs for the dead, I doubt they have plants and animals (save for the contents of their graves). Since the body decays anything left would not be physical... – mevaqesh May 23 '16 at 5:25

The Leshem writes that any object, including inanimate objects, which were part of bringing about a kiddush Hashem or a revelation of Hashem's presence in the world, will exist in the eternal Olam Haba.

According to the Rambam, Olam Haba contains nothing physical. See Hilchos Teshuva 8:2:

העולם הבא--אין בו גוף וגווייה, אלא נפשות הצדיקים בלבד, בלא גוף כמלאכי השרת. הואיל ואין בו גווייות, אין בו לא אכילה ולא שתייה ולא דבר מכל הדברים שגופות בני האדם צריכין להן בעולם הזה.

In the World to Come there is no body, only the souls of the righteous alone, without bodies, like the angels. Therefore, there is no eating or drinking, or anything that human bodies need in this world.

Similarly the Rambam explains in Yesodei HaTorah 4:1-9 that everything except the soul is made up of component parts and will therefore break down, whereas the soul is [directly] from Hashem and will therefore last forever (the implication being that nothing else will last forever).

  • thanks but was asking not according to the rambam. heard some hold there will be a physical body + soul like here. – ray May 23 '16 at 5:06
  • @ray Then you should clarify that in your question. And the Leshem should satisfy your requirements. – Y     e     z May 23 '16 at 5:08
  • do you know where in the Leshem? – ray May 23 '16 at 5:09
  • I don't, I only know it second hand. – Y     e     z May 23 '16 at 5:11
  • obviously not a question according to the Rambam's view. didnt know offhand the source of the other views.i'll search and update the question. thanks – ray May 23 '16 at 5:21

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