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  • There is no doubt that RL agrees there is at least one "Yom Hadin" besides RH/YK, and the term "gehenom" might be employed there (by RL or whomever quoted him) to refer to wherever those who come out on the wrong side of that judgment go.

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  • In Bereishit R.bba 6: 5 (6: 17 in Albeck), we find R. Yannai and R.ish Lakish simply saying "there is no gehenom" (ein gehenom) without any further qualification!

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  • Lakish, said: There is no gehenom in the world to come, but the Holy One, blessed be He, will draw forth the sun from its sheath: the righteous shall be healed, and the wicked shall be judged and punished thereby

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  • Your answer is very similar to the Ran's though not in line with how it's phrased in Bereishit Rabba of "ein gehenom".

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  • R. Shimon Ben Lakish said, there is no gehenom in the future (ein gehenom l'atid lavo) …

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  • There does seem to be a difference of opinion if gehenom is below or above (B. Tamid 32b, B. B.va B.tra 84a).

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  • In this context, the point of Reish Lakish in B. AZ 18b is not that scoffers inhereit gehenom, but the much simpler lesson that "scoffers are bad".

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  • In B. Avoda Zara 18b, Reish Lakish4 says that the scoffers will inherit gehenom, but in B. Nedarim 8b he says that gehenom does not exist!

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  • The astute reader may note that in B. Nedarim 8b Reish Lakish only says there is no gehenom in "the world to come" (ein gehenom l'olam haba

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  • B. Avoda Zara 18b we find the following statement: said: He who scoffs1 will fall into gehenom, as it is said, A proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name, worketh for arrogant wrath (

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  • Also known as Gehenna.

    December 3, 2008