Posts Tagged ‘ death ’

The Ancient Belief in Jewish Bones Tunneling to Jerusalem on Judgment Day

July 29, 2016
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The Ancient Belief in Jewish Bones Tunneling to Jerusalem on Judgment Day

Life in ancient Palestine was rough. The Jews who left for Babylonia tended to have it easier, living under kinder rulers than those in Roman and Byzantine Palestine. But those Palestinian Jews had an advantage: According to the prophet Joel, they would reap the eternal benefits of the last judgment…

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Why Sinatra’s Body Was Hidden in a Jewish Funeral Home

January 19, 2016
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Why Sinatra's Body Was Hidden in a Jewish Funeral Home

Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday (on December 12, 2015) has brought on a flurry of centennial…

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How to Prepare Your Mother’s Body for Burial

July 27, 2015
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How to Prepare Your Mother's Body For Burial

It’s said that the members of a hevra kaddisha, or a Jewish burial society, perform…

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Gehazi The Unfairly Punished

November 21, 2014
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Gehazi The Unfairly Punished

Part 4 of 4 in this week’s “How a…

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Doeg the Edomite (and Priest Slayer)

November 20, 2014
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Doeg the Edomite (and Priest Slayer)

Part 3 of 4 in this week’s “How a…

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Ahitophel, King David’s Divine Betrayer

November 19, 2014
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Ahitophel, King David’s Divine Betrayer

Part 2 of 4 in this week’s “How a…

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Evil Balaam and His Talking Donkey

November 18, 2014
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Evil Balaam and His Talking Donkey

Part 1 of 4 in this week’s “How…

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How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity

November 17, 2014
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How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity

If you’re a Jew, here’s what happens when…

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Ben Sorer U’Moreh

August 1, 2012
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rebel-son

Think kids today have trouble with authority? The Torah (Deuteronomy 21:18)…

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@DailyHillulah

July 31, 2012
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meron_hp

How many righteous people can you name? A…

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The Secret Jewish Burial Society

June 20, 2012
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secret

The hevra kadisha, or “holy fraternity,” is a group…

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Horror and Remembrance

February 21, 2012
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king

Herman Wouk is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The…

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