Many times as a Jew I think in the back of my head that certain question’s answers I greatly ponder will be revealed to me when I die.

I’ll give an example. A few distant relatives of mine were assumed to have perished in the Holocaust. But that is just because of the small information we had. It’s not necessarily true. And even if they did, we don’t know how and where etc.

What are sources in Judaism confirming or not this topic?

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    Welcome aboard, and thanks for the thoughtful question! – רבות מחשבות Aug 2 '18 at 2:36
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    @DannySchoemann the OP clearly asks about non-Torah matters being revealed... – רבות מחשבות Aug 2 '18 at 13:42
  • @Danny Um... How is this a dupe exactly? I don’t see anything in common between the two questions. – DonielF Aug 2 '18 at 15:30
  • There is a (famous?) legend where two people (Rabbis?) make a pact that the first one who passes away will appear to the other in a dream to answer questions that the other had. As the legend goes, after the first one dies, he appears to the other in a dream and says that he has no idea how to give an answer, because in the next world there are no questions. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the source for this is, otherwise it would be an answer instead of a comment... – Salmononius2 Aug 3 '18 at 13:55
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    Story’s in brachot 18b @Salmononius2 – Dr. Shmuel Aug 3 '18 at 20:43

A source may be in Midrash Rabbah Bereishis 53, 14:

אמר רבי בנימין, הכל בחזקת סומין, עד שהקדוש ברוך הוא מאיר את עיניהם, מן הכא ויפקח אלוהים את עיניה, ותלך ותמלא החמת. [ויש אומרים כך: אמר רבי בנימין, הכל בחזקת סומין, עד שיבוא הקדוש ברוך הוא ויפקח את עיניהם לעתיד לבא]

Says Rabbi Binyamin, Everyone is presumed blind until Hashem will come and open their eyes [in the future].

The point of this Midrash is that things we don't understand in this physical world are "intentionally hidden from our sight" by Hashem (presumably to enable the free choice between good and bad), but in afterdeath Hashem just opens our [spiritual] eyes and things become evident by themselves.

NB: The source of the addition in brackets is brought from the site Kadouri.net, it is not found [yet] in existing digitized editions of Midrash Rabbah and is questionable. Thanks to Ploni & Alex.

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    In fact I checked 7 prints on Hebrew Books and none of them have this version. – Ploni Aug 2 '18 at 15:52
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    Even the edition linked by @Alex doesn't have the part in brackets. Where did you get this bracketed passage from? – Ploni Aug 2 '18 at 18:39
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    Even ignoring the fact that the quoted piece may not exist (per @Ploni), where do we see that your quote is referring to after death (per the OP's question)? My default assumption would be that 'future' would be referring to Messianic times, not to a persons' soul after death. – Salmononius2 Aug 2 '18 at 18:50
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    @Ploni A Bar Ilan search with the words "ויפקח את עיניהם לעתיד לבא" produced zero results. – Alex Aug 2 '18 at 19:01
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    Looking at the source from the Kaduri website, that gives even less support to your answer. It's using that line for a 'Segulah' to find something that you just lost. In theory, that means that 5 minutes after you say that, Hashem is going to enlighten your eyes and you'll find your missing car keys. How in the world can that be referring to a symbolic metaphor for after death a soul will know everything? – Salmononius2 Aug 3 '18 at 13:50

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