I was talking with a guy, who considers himself jewish (parents from Israel and they adhere to judaism). As far as I can establish, he is not very active in his faith, although he does fast on the Day of Atonement, try to live a good life, etc. When I raised the issue of hell, he said that jews don't believe in hell. Is this true as a general statement? When asked where a "bad" jew would go he had some vague purgatory-type explanation. Anyone knowledgeable on this? Any proof from the OT (especially the pentateuch).