olam ha-zeʿ

      (Hebrew: “this world”), in Jewish theology, present life on earth, as opposed to ʿolam ha-ba (“the world to come”). Though ʿolam ha-ze is full of misery and injustice, one's view of life is transformed by realizing—as the Mishna (code of Jewish law) explains—that “this life” is but an antechamber where one prepares oneself to be admitted to the banquet hall that is “the world to come.”

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