Judaism Q and A: Heaven and The Afterlife

This Q and A is inspired by some misconceptions I’ve seen proliferating about Jewish mourning terminology and beliefs in the Afterlife. Contemporary Jewish communities shy away from Jewish concepts of “Heaven and Hell,” but their existence in Jewish theology is well-established and became a focus of Jewish interpretation during the Maccabean period. Q. Does Judaism …

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Has Judaism Evolved Over The Ages? (Requested Topic)

Len, at Lensdailydiary, asked “Has Judaism evolved over the ages as a religion? Is it interpreted the same today as 500 years ago? Are younger generations more discerning and demanding in their answers to theological questions?”Judaism, like Christianity, has evolved over time and continues to evolve. We have denominations — just as Christianity has Lutheran, …

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