“The Jewish Afterlife,” Episode 7

Does Judaism believe in life after death? There are so many rumors squirling around, including the idea that Judaism does not believe in the afterlife. This is not true! While Judaism certainly does believe in life after death, it is not like other conceptions of it in other religions. Heaven and hell are actually the same place. Watch this video to understand how.

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  • Avatar photo Ashley says on October 14, 2009


  • Avatar photo Allison says on October 14, 2009

    Thanks, Ashley. I like how you stuck with the music theme!

  • Avatar photo Sara says on October 14, 2009

    Kol HaKavod! Love it!

  • Avatar photo Teresa Scardino-Pilosov says on October 14, 2009

    just lovely………..

  • Avatar photo Karen (Dunking Rachael) says on October 15, 2009

    oooo special effects….it appears you have upped your game regarding the video production!
    looking good…
    thanks for the video

  • Avatar photo Natan says on December 2, 2009

    Very very Good.
    J’aime votre style.

  • Avatar photo Allison says on December 9, 2009

    Merci, Natan!

  • Avatar photo Tracey says on December 28, 2009

    I loved this… i sort of found your page by accident but I think this is great!

  • Avatar photo Joey says on January 10, 2010

    I grew up in Conservative Judaism—and I’m pretty sure the Pentateuch says nothing about the after-life.

  • Avatar photo Allison says on January 15, 2010

    You’re correct, Joey. There are no explicit references to the afterlife in the Five books of Moses, but the Torah is not our only book. The Talmud is also a central Jewish text and discusses the afterlife. I’ve heard people say that the reason the Torah doesn’t mention life after death is because Judaism is very focused in the goings-on of this world – not living life simply for the rewards of an afterlife.

  • Avatar photo Joey says on January 17, 2010

    Yes the Talmud does vaguely mention it. But the Talmud was written by mortal people–who made countless mistakes relating astronomy, medicine, and mathematics. So they could be wrong on anything.

  • Avatar photo Julie Leischner says on June 12, 2010

    Hi there! While I wasn’t raised in Judaism, I really appreciate your handling of the sexism issue. I like what you say about the differences between men and women being differences…not that one is better than the other. ANd yes…we all know who really is in charge at home! Will enjoy following you! I subscribed to your feed:)

  • Avatar photo greg_o says on October 3, 2010

    I thought that this was interesting. But, I am glad that I am Christian and that I have the New Testament to study. In my church, we are reviewing a 10 part video titled “Heaven”. Its a real eye opener.


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