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By Leila Leah Bronner

ISBN-10: 9655240479

ISBN-13: 9789655240474

a few of the uncomplicated tenets of Jewish trust concerning the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the area to come back are specified by this interesting and obtainable quantity. starting with the Bible’s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and physically resurrection in moment Temple literature; the Mishnah’s discussions of olam ha-ba, or the area to return, and the way to benefit access into it; and the Talmud’s depictions of paradise and hell, and the soul’s trip via those metaphysical landscapes. The ebook additionally explores the perspectives of medieval students reminiscent of Maimonides and Nahmanides, Jewish mystical teachings approximately reincarnation, and smooth perspectives of religion and trust, in addition to the evolving view of the Messiah over the process Jewish historical past. This soaking up research demonstrates that the afterlife is certainly an essential component of Judaism because it finds how generations of Jews, from biblical occasions to the current, have grappled with the center rules and ideology in regards to the hereafter.

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