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January 18, 2020
9:30AM
2020-01-18 9:30AM 2020-01-18 9:30AM America/New_York Special Shabbat Morning Torah Study on Death and Dying with Reb Simcha Raphael Temple Beth El Schaefer Family Campus

Special Shabbat Morning Torah Study on Death and Dying with Reb Simcha Raphael

Temple Beth El Schaefer Family Campus
333 SW 4th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Reb Simcha Raphael Temple Beth El of Boca RatonSpecial Saturday Morning Torah Study on Death and Dying with Reb Simcha Raphael
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:30 - 11:30 am
Schaefer Family Campus

Session 1: 9:30am

“Do Not Go Gentle into the Night”: Moses’ Death in Torah and Midrash

Exploring Moses’ response to his own death, we see that he did not “go gentle into the night” but did “rage, rage against the dying of the light.” In seeing the ways Moses argued and bargained with G!d—going through the stages of dying described by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross—we’ll learn guidelines for compassionately helping others go through the end-of-life journey.

Session 2: 10:30am

Exploring Jewish View of the Afterlife: Contemporary Implications

Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Yes! But in contemporary Jewish life, we have lost touch with Jewish wisdom on the afterlife. This session will explore Judaism's teachings on life after death, particularly in Kabbalah, and discover the connection between Jewish teachings on the afterlife and traditional Jewish death rituals.

Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training (www.daatinstitute.net). Adjunct Faculty in Religion and Theology at LaSalle University, he works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in Philadelphia. He has written extensively on death and afterlife and is author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife.


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