Jewish views of the afterlife /

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Main Author: Raphael, Simcha Paull.
Format: Book
Published:Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2009.
Edition:2nd ed.
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Main Author:Raphael, Simcha Paull.

This expanded second edition of the classic text on life after death in Judaism includes new material on practical applications of Jewish views of the afterlife, such as funeral, burial, and shiva, as well as an updated look at how views on death and dying have shifted in recent years. Synthesizing traditional Jewish sources with contemporary psychological thought, near-death experiences, and consciousness research, Jewish Views of the Afterlife offers a contemporary statement on ways of understanding the afterlife journey of the soul from a spiritual point-of-view. 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.

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Physical Description:xlv, 533 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-512) and index.
9780742562219 (pbk. : alk. paper))
Author Notes:

Simcha Paull Raphael is adjunct assistant professor in Jewish Studies at Temple University, is a spiritual director at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and has a psychotherapy practice in Philadelphia where he specializes in bereavement. He has been involved in spiritually-oriented death awareness education for more than 20 years.

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