Questions tagged [gehinnom]

In Judaism, Gehinnom is a temporary place where souls may go after death to atone for misdeeds. A soul can not spend more than one year in Gehinnom.

9 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
0answers
96 views

Source for a Chassidic story

I recall this story about a rebbe who is given a Sefer by some Malach. Or maybe he wrote it himself, I don't remember. He tells his chassidim that if any of them copy it, they will be sent to gehinom. ...
3
votes
1answer
344 views

Did Alexander the Great go to hell and come back alive?

In Tamid (32a): אמר להן בעינא דאיזל למדינת אפריקי אמרו ליה לא מצית אזלת דפסקי הרי חשך אמר להן לא סגיא דלא אזלינא אמטו הכי משיילנא לכו אלא מאי אעביד אמרו ליה אייתי חמרי לובאי דפרשי בהברא ואייתי קיבורי ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

Is this analogy in Reisheis Chokmah?

I've heard of a analogy that may or may not be in the sefer Reisheis Chokmah, that in a part of gehennom, "sinners" cut, in a forest where they see ghosts, wood for a burning fire. Does anyone have ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

An uncertain end for an uncircumcised baby?

According to this article, a circumcised person cannot enter Gehinnom. It is for this reason that a stillborn baby is circumcised. So what happens to a stillborn baby that is buried without ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

R. Meir and Reish Lakish on Gan Eden and Gehinnom

I remember reading humble statements by both R. Meir and Reish Lakish, saying about themselves that they would probably need to go through Gehinnom to some degree, because of unknown sins and ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Tzedakah Protects from hell?

I’ve heard rabbis like Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi and Rabbi Yaron Reuven say that giving to a Yeshiva, kiruv, Shule, charity, helps one gain protection from hell or gain mitzvot. Is there any source for ...
0
votes
0answers
135 views

Is it true that Arizal said even Jesus’s neshama will receive a tikkun but that it will take 50,000 yovels for that to happen?

I’ve heard this claim from Rav Moshe Weinberger but I wonder whether or not it’s true (that the Arizal said this). Please provide sources.
0
votes
0answers
427 views

What is the meaning of "May his name and his memory be erased"?

The worst Jewish curse is יִמַּח שְׁמוֹ וְזִכְרוֹ (Yimach shemo ve-zichro -- May his name and his memory be erased). When people die, they go to Gehinnom, where they are judged and punished for their ...
0
votes
0answers
458 views

The names of Gehinnom

Babylonian Talmud, ‘Erubin 19a' Joshua b. Levi said: The Gehenna/Gehinnom has seven names; Sheol, Abaddon, Beer Shahat, Tit ha-Yawen, Sha’are Mawet, Sha’are Zalmawet, and Gehenna. What exactly is ...