Discover, during this six-week course, the Jewish responses and rituals that take us through mourning and arrive at a place of healing. When death inevitably enters our lives, Jewish wisdom and ritual can help us cope with heartbreak and loss, the anguish of why suffering exists. We will also seek to understand the big questions of what Judaism says about life after death and its understanding of messianic times. With a wider lens, we gain a context with which to better understand our moments of anguish as individuals and as a community.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1: Why Me, Why Anyone? Making Sense of Suffering
Lesson 2: A Virtuous Visit: Making Time for the Sick
Lesson 3: Rest in Peace: Jewish Customs in Death and Burial
Lesson 4: Good Grief: How Mourning Helps Heal
Lesson 5: The Soul’s Steps: What happens next?
Lesson 6: Are We There Yet? Jewish Views on the Messianic Era
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