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Gehinnom (g'hee-NOHM); Gehenna (g'HEHN-uh)
A place of spiritual punishment and/or purification for a period of up to 12 months after death. Gehinnom is the Hebrew name; Gehenna is Yiddish.


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Gehinnom (g'hee-NOHM); Gehenna (g'HEHN-uh)
A place of spiritual punishment and/or purification for a period of up to 12 months after death. Gehinnom is the Hebrew name; Gehenna is Yiddish.
Hell
The place of spiritual punishment and/or purification for the wicked dead in Judaism is not referred to as Hell, but as Gehinnom or She'ol. According to most sources, the period of punishment or purification is limited to 12 months, after which the soul ascends to Olam Ha-Ba or is destroyed (if it is utterly wicked). See Olam Ha-Ba: The Afterlife.
She'ol
A place of spiritual punishment and/or purification for a period of up to 12 months after death. Often referred to as Gehinnom.


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