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by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi,Simcha Paull Raphael


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With an updated look at how views on life after death have changed in recent years, Simcha Paull Raphael guides the reader through 4,000 years of Jewish thought on the afterlife by investigating pertinent sacred texts produced in each era.

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Simcha Paull Raphael's sourcebook of texts on the afterlife is a most welcome addition . His biases are evident from Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's forward.

Simcha Paull Raphael's sourcebook of texts on the afterlife is a most welcome addition to this type of Jewish literature. He has thoroughly collected references on the subject and has provided thorough introductions to each period (from Bible to the contemporary era). This delightful introductory personal confession of doubt, awakening, and midrash (in typical original Schacterian style) is a welcome addition to the book.

Can we imagine a Jewish Dante? Jewish Views of the Afterlife challenged prevailing contemporary assumptions .

Can we imagine a Jewish Dante? Jewish Views of the Afterlife challenged prevailing contemporary assumptions about Judaism as a religion focused on life, not death, a religion opposed to all 'otherworldly' speculations.

Meshullam Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (28 August 1924 – 3 July 2014), commonly called "Reb Zalman" (full Hebrew name: Meshullam Zalman Hiyya ben Chaya Gittel veShlomo HaCohen), was one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal movement and an inno.

Meshullam Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (28 August 1924 – 3 July 2014), commonly called "Reb Zalman" (full Hebrew name: Meshullam Zalman Hiyya ben Chaya Gittel veShlomo HaCohen), was one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal movement and an innovator in ecumenical dialogue. Born in 1924 in Żółkiew, Poland (now Ukraine), Schachter was raised in Vienna. His father was a liberal Belzer hasid and had Zalman educated at both a Zionist high school and an Orthodox yeshiva.

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Authors: Simcha Paull Raphael null Raphael Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Simcha Paul Raphael.

Authors: Simcha Paull Raphael null Raphael Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Simcha Paul Raphael.

Originally published in 1994, Jewish Views of the Afterlife is a classic study of ideas of afterlife and postmortem survival in Jewish tradition and .

Originally published in 1994, Jewish Views of the Afterlife is a classic study of ideas of afterlife and postmortem survival in Jewish tradition and mysticism.

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Author(s): Simcha Paull Raphael, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (Contributor). Jewish Views of the Afterlife (Hardcover). Published June 15th 2009 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Hardcover, 580 pages. Author(s): Simcha Paull Raphael. ISBN: 0742562204 (ISBN13: 9780742562202).

The second edition of the classic Jewish Views of the Afterlife features new material on the practical implications of Jewish afterlife beliefs, including funeral, burial, shiva, and more. With an updated look at how views on life after death have changed in recent years, Simcha Paull Raphael guides the reader through 4,000 years of Jewish thought on the afterlife by investigating pertinent sacred texts produced in each era. Through a compilation of ideas found in the Bible, Apocrypha, rabbinic literature, medieval philosophy, medieval Midrash, Kabbalah, and Hasidism, the reader learns how Judaism conceived of the fate of the individual after death throughout Jewish history.While many affirm a belief in the afterlife, a scarce few are aware of where these teachings can be found in Jewish literature. Among the topics discussed in this fascinating volume are heaven and hell, Olam Ha-Ba (The World to Come), Gan Eden, resurrection of the dead, immortality of the soul, and divine judgment prior to death. Both historical and contemporary, this book provides a rich resource for scholars and lay people, for teachers and students, and makes an important Jewish contribution to the growing contemporary psychology of death and dying.

Comments: (7)

Wenyost
Very healing, educational and interesting book. Highly useful to those readers who need to understand a Jewish perspective of life after death. I enjoyed this book very much and learned a lot!
Pumpit
Jewish Views of the Afterlife is one of the most esteemed books in the field. Exhaustive coverage. Nobody should presume to talk about this topic without having Raphael's book.
Warianys
Very in depth, but excellent and challenging book in regards to how I view "the afterlife!"
Nalmezar
It is rare to find a scholarly book that is a pleasure to read. Simcha Paull Raphael's book is one of these gems. The scope of his knowledge is amazing, and his writing style is a breath of fresh air. The author explores the evolution of Jewish beliefs about life after death from biblical times to the present. This is, without doubt, the best introduction I have seen. It is must read for anyone interested in this topic.
Berenn
"Jewish Views of the Afterlife" is the most thorough and concise literary work I have read regarding the Jewish view of the afterlife. Dr. Raphael has weaved together a tremendous collection of historical references to create a true tapestry on the topic. I would recommend reading this true work of art from start to finish, and then use it as a reference. I applaud the author for his effort and talents in writing this book! Thank you, I shall continue to refer to "Jewish Views of the Afterlife" for many years to come. Sincerely, Dr. K. Mortimer
Hanad
I used this book as part of a research project on the Jewish understand of Jesus' resurrection in light of eschatology. It was both scholarly well-cited as well as an easy read. I feel this as an excellent journey through the evolution of Israelite/Jewish beliefs.

I found the sections on the importance of land in relation to family for the Israelites especially interesting. The verse in the Old Testament permitting stoning children sounds abominable until you understand the greater context.1) Israelites as a tribal people found land of great importance; sheol (their afterlife realm) existed in parallel with present world and there were certain burial rites requires to ensure a proper transition. If a child was disobedient to their parents, then there is no assurance the child would be socially compliant enough to bury his parents correctly, thus preventing their continued existence in sheol; much better to kill the child, bury him properly (he would still continue his existence in sheol) , and then have another child to ensure the family's benefit.

I hopped around in the book so I can't review it in it's entirety, nor can I offer many details as amongst all my research, I have forgotten a particulars on specifics books, but I do offer praise for the book in general. It is great supplemental information for research, but also written where a general reader would receive benefit. Once the "Jewish culture" receptors in my brain are no longer burnt out, I will likely return to this book due it's vast insight.

In researching other books on Jewish Afterlife beliefs, another reviewer suggest Kin, Cult, Land, and Afterlife by Herbert Brichto which I read. As an article it is much shorter and offers comparative cultural info on the four topics in its title. NT Wright's book titled The Resurrection of the Son of God is also excellent as a survey of resurrection across cultures contributing to his thesis that resurrection could be understood by the Jews in a physical/eschatological sense. He offering a large section on the difference between Platonism and the second temple period Jewish ideas of resurrection which I found interesting, as well as the uniqueness of the New Testament resurrection versus the ascension texts of the Israelites, such as Enoch. Finally, I also recommend Lenowtiz's The Jewish Messiahs; From Galilee to Crown Heights which surveys the evolution of Jewish messianic concepts; in many ways integral to their understanding of afterlife.
Frei
In-depth resource, scrupulously supported. I used this to prepare for a course I was teaching to an adult group.
Exactly as advertised. Thank you!
Jewish Views of the Afterlife download epub
Judaism
Author: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi,Simcha Paull Raphael
ISBN: 0742562212
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Judaism
Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Second edition (June 15, 2009)
Pages: 580 pages