Gehenna

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Synonyms for Gehenna

a place where the wicked are punished after death

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Treinta y un anos tardara en ser editado el primer manuscrito de Gradowski, bajo el titulo de In haares fun gehinnom, en Jerusalen, en el ano 1977, mientras que el segundo lo hara, en solitario, y de una manera integral, en Francia en el ano 2001.
Part of the discussion involved a rather unique eschatological concept of a 12 month period of punishment during which the body is in Gehinnom, perhaps better known as Gehenna, and the soul ascends and descends between heaven and that nether world.
According to Christian culture, demonic possession depended on the will of a demon that owned a body without any relation to the possessed, while according to Jewish culture, and for Vital and Luria in particular, souls of the evil dead could not enter Gehinnom, so they possessed another body for vengeance.
This reciprocal effect is illustrated in the Talmudic story that shows Abraham sitting at the entrance to hell; when Israelites that had the mark of this covenant approached, he would prevent their descent into Gehinnom.
Said [Acher] to him: Rabbi Akiva, thy master did not explain it thus, but [as follows]: He created righteous, and created wicked; He created the Garden of Eden, and created Gehinnom.
In the Akeda of Treblinka, the innocent victim's (Korban) mother who entered the gas chamber did not suffer pains of Gehinnom, for "she was living in another, heavenly atmosphere which sweetened her suffering.
64) Mathias Delcor has noted that the positioning of the gate, above the `veritable precipice' of Gehinnom, is unexpected and suggests that the gate may have had somewhat unusual origins.
In his comment on Genesis 37:35, Rashi says that the plain meaning of Sheol is "grave", and that homiletically it is Gehinnom.