Journey to Heaven

Journey to Heaven

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A number of the basic tenets of Jewish belief regarding the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the world to come are laid out in this fascinating and accessible volume. Beginning with the Biblea€™s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and bodily resurrection in Second Temple literature; the Mishnaha€™s discussions of olam ha-ba, or the world to come, and how to merit entry into it; and the Talmuda€™s depictions of paradise and hell, and the soula€™s journey through these metaphysical landscapes. The book also explores the views of medieval scholars such as Maimonides and Nahmanides, Jewish mystical teachings about reincarnation, and modern views of faith and belief, as well as the evolving view of the Messiah over the course of Jewish history. This absorbing study demonstrates that the afterlife is indeed a vital part of Judaism as it reveals how generations of Jews, from biblical times to the present, have grappled with the core ideas and beliefs about the hereafter.(William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1) ... Today, many people who look to science to answer their questions about the physical world still look beyond science for insight into metaphysical matters a€“ questions about life and deathanbsp;...


Title:Journey to Heaven
Author: Leila Leah Bronner
Publisher:Urim Publications - 2011-06-01
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