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The Jewish Afterlife: Journey of the Soul in Kabbalah presented by Reb Simcha Raphael
Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! Unfortunately, in contemporary Jewish life we have lost touch with traditional Jewish wisdom on the afterlife. In this presentation, we shall explore Judaism’s teachings on life after death, particularly in Kabbalah – Jewish mysticism. Through discussion, story-telling and study of mystical texts, we shall explore the relevance of these teachings in dealing with the human encounter with death. We shall also discover the connection between Jewish teachings on the afterlife and traditional Jewish death rituals.
About Reb Simcha Raphael:
REB SIMCHA RAPHAEL, PH.D. —who had been an active member of the Aquarian Minyan over 40 years ago — is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. Adjunct Faculty in Religion and Theology at LaSalle University, he works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in Philadelphia. Ordained by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as a Rabbinic Pastor, he has written extensively on death and afterlife and is author of the groundbreaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife. His website is www.daatinstitute.net
Donation Requested: $10 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds.
LOCATION: Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine St. in Berkeley
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