My previous post, Life in the Afterlife, talks about living a life in the spiritual world after death. Now we discuss the final step of the soul’s journey - resurrection and returning to this physical world. After we've passed on, will we live again? Will we be reunited with our loved ones? Will a bodily … Continue reading Resurrection – Wishful Thinking or Reality?
What Exactly is the Afterlife and What Happens There? One of the basic tenets of Judaism is belief in an afterlife. In brief, the journey goes like this: our soul first lives a life in the heavenly realms. It's then placed into a body in this world. After an allotted amount of time, the soul … Continue reading Life In the Afterlife
'Celebrating' My Son's Birthday Well, I'm not really celebrating. It's not like we're eating cake and giving presents. The adjectives 'observing' or 'acknowledging' would be more appropriate. For the past few weeks, I was unsure of how I wanted to observe Jacob’s birthday. In some ways, I was dreading the day which used to be … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jacob
Do Unanswered Prayers End Up in G-d's Trash Can? I thought that if I nagged enough, I would get what I want. In fact, nagging the Almighty is even echoed in our prayer book: "Hope in G‑d, be strong and let your heart be valiant, and hope in G‑d.” (Siddur Tehillat Hashem, p.78) This passage … Continue reading Where Did All My Prayers Go?