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Do Jews believe in Heaven? The afterlife in Judaism
Do Jews believe in Heaven? Or some other afterlife? These are common questions, with no easy answers. Some Jews believe that there is no afterlife tradition in Judaism, but in fact the afterlife has its own history in Jewish thought. This course will review the afterlife traditions of Judaism and will provide some startling insights into the effect of the afterlife on Jewish theology and traditional life.
Rabbi Pinchas Giller was ordained at Yeshiva University and received his PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. His has written four scholarly works on Kabbalah and its central work, the Zohar. Rabbi Giller is on the faculty of the Ziegler Rabbinical School and is the head of the Jewish Studies department at the American Jewish University.