Do souls live forever?
What does the future hold?
What is our task in the here and now?
These are only a few of the subjects discussed in “Afterlife: A Jewish View”. The main text, written by Jonathan Morgenstern and based on the teachings of Rabbi Sholom Kamenetsky, is a clear and inspirational description of the Jewish view on ideas such as life after death, the soul, and the future of the planet. In addition, Rabbi Kamenetsky has contributed fascinating extensive footnotes, a foreword, and selected the appendix contained herein. Questions about the Afterlife, Paradise and Reincarnation have intrigued humanity since Creation.
Based on 3,000 years of tradition and scholarship, here is the Jewish answer.
Jonathan Morgenstern is a lawyer and marketing executive in Philadelphia, PA. Rabbi Sholom Kamenetsky is a Rosh Yeshiva in the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, and is consulted regularly by many mekarvim and kiruv organizations for guidance in both halacha and hashkafa.
- ITEM #: 7037
- Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.5
- ISBN: 978-1937887-25-4
- Weight: 0.8250 lbs
- Binding: Paperback / 108 pages
- Published by: Mosaica
- Editor: Doron Kornbluth
Do you lay awake at night wondering what comes next? Has someone close to you recently passed on and caused you to think about where exactly they passed on to...? Afterlife written by Jonathan Morgenstern and based on the teachings of Rabbi Sholom Kamenetsky, will answers those questions and more.
This cover is brilliant! Life is a road, with a curve or two, but we can't see where it is headed. All we can see is the powerful sun that shines on us from beyond the horizon. That is a great metaphor for the afterlife, the World to Come, etc.
This book is well sourced. It has footnotes as applicable on the pages, as well as a Hebrew appendix in the back of the book.
It has clear sub-titles and charts to help ensure that the information is easily understood.
I'd recommend it for someone with less of a strong Jewish education. It is also the perfect read before speaking with people who might ask about the seemingly abstract concept of the afterlife.
This book is written with the Jewish view and the Jewish view only. I would not share it with a non-Jew, just because its not relevant.
There were some inconsistencies in the ways terms were written. Some had the sefardy/modern taf, while others used the ashkenazy saf. Its not a big deal, but the pronunciation does have an impact on the intended audience, so it should be one way or the other.
This book explains the Afterlife based on 3,000 years of Jewish tradition and scholarship, in just over 100 pages