Visiting Rabbi/Author Reb Simcha Raphael speaks on this topic on Sunday, March 9 at 7:30 pm at Congregation Nevei Kodesh (19th and Glenwood, Boulder).
Judaism has extensive teachings on the afterlife and the postmortem journey of the soul. In this evening of learning we shall explore how these teachings can help us see the “soul-guiding” dimension to traditional Jewish rituals of death, dying, mourning and memorialization. Reb Simcha Raphael is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. He teaches Jewish Mysticism at Temple University and works as a transpersonal psychotherapist and spiritual director. Ordained by Reb Zalman as a Rabbinic Pastor, he is author of “Jewish Views of the Afterlife.”
This topic can be of interest to non-Jews as well.
Before local anti-Jewish laws were enacted, before neighborhood shops and synagogues were destroyed, and before Jews were forced into ghettos, cattle cars, and camps, words were used to stoke the fires of hate. #ItStartedWithWords is a digital, Holocaust education campaign posting weekly videos of survivors from around the world reflecting on those moments that led up to the Holocaust – a period of time when they could not have predicted the ease with which their long-time neighbors, teachers, classmates, and colleagues would turn on them, transitioning from words of hate to acts of violence.
Approximately once every nine years, Passover begins on Saturday night. This means that erev Pesach, the day before Passover 2021, coincides with Shabbat, bringing with it a number of unique laws and guidelines.