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Does the concept of eternal damnation exist in Judaism? This is not about some temporary state of judgement like is referred to on Rosh HaShanah 17a by the expression לדורי דורות, but a permanent condition that does not end.

If it does exist, what are the sources for this? Is the first mention in the written Torah or did it appear and develop later?

marked as duplicate by Double AA May 16 '17 at 13:46

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    is your question about the "eternal" part or the "damnation" (as opposed to something else) part? – rosends May 16 '17 at 12:30
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    That question asks if the claim that "some sins which warrant eternal gehinom" is to be taken literally or not. That is the same question as "Does the concept of eternal damnation exist in Judaism?" If there is some way they are different, just edit to clarify. Neither post is very good as it is, being all of 1-2 sentences long each. – Double AA May 16 '17 at 18:01
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    Leaving it to the answerers to define your question is what's known as "Unclear What You Are Asking". Always write your question clearly, noting precisely what you are seeking and whatever relevant background and motivation is needed to understand the issues. – Double AA May 16 '17 at 18:15
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    @YaacovDeane please remember to edit clarifications into the question and, in particular, how this question is different from the one it's marked as a duplicate of. If you edit it, it will automatically go to the reopen review queue. – Monica Cellio May 16 '17 at 19:51
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    How do you know that RH 17 is referring to something temporary? The other question thinks it refers to something eternal. Why should we trust you over them? – Double AA May 16 '17 at 20:53