By Hillel Halkin
After One-Hundred-and-Twenty offers a richly nuanced and deeply own examine Jewish attitudes and practices concerning loss of life, mourning, and the afterlife as they've got existed and developed from biblical instances to this day. Taking its identify from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to dwell to a ripe previous age—Moses is related to were a hundred and twenty years outdated while he died—the e-book explores how the Bible's unique reticence approximately an afterlife gave technique to perspectives approximately own judgment and present after demise, the resurrection of the physique, or even reincarnation. It examines Talmudic views on grief, burial, and the afterlife, exhibits how Jewish ways to loss of life replaced within the heart a while with thinkers like Maimonides and within the mystical writings of the Zohar, and delves into things like the origins of the customized of reciting Kaddish for the deceased and ideology approximately encountering the lifeless in visions and dreams.
After One-Hundred-and-Twenty can also be Hillel Halkin's eloquent and disarmingly candid mirrored image on his personal mortality, the deaths of these he has identified and enjoyed, and the relaxation he has and has no longer derived from Jewish tradition.
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After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition (Library of Jewish Ideas) by Hillel Halkin