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By Hillel Halkin

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty presents a richly nuanced and deeply own examine Jewish attitudes and practices relating to demise, mourning, and the afterlife as they've got existed and developed from biblical occasions to at the present time. Taking its identify from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to reside to a ripe outdated age—Moses is expounded to were a hundred and twenty years previous while he died—the publication explores how the Bible's unique reticence approximately an afterlife gave method to perspectives approximately own judgment and gift after loss of life, the resurrection of the physique, or even reincarnation. It examines Talmudic views on grief, burial, and the afterlife, exhibits how Jewish techniques 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 useless in visions and dreams.

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty is usually Hillel Halkin's eloquent and disarmingly candid mirrored image on his personal mortality, the deaths of these he has recognized and enjoyed, and the relaxation he has and has no longer derived from Jewish tradition.

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