Jewish Life After Death

Afterlife for Animals?

Jewish authorities disagree as to whether all cows go to heaven.

Heaven and Hell in Jewish Tradition

Jewish sources are conflicted about what happens after we die.

The World to Come

It's an individual Jew's ultimate reward, but the nature of the World to Come has always been disputed.

Jewish Spirituality and the Soul

The idea that the soul is the human instrument of spirituality became more prominent over the course of Jewish history.

The Transmigrating Soul: A Yiddish Folktale

The Transmigrating Soul. Jewish Reincarnation. Jewish Life After Death. Jewish Afterlife and Eschatology. Jewish View on Next Life. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs

Immortality: Belief in a Bodiless Existence

Everlasting life was not always guaranteed to the Jewish soul.

The Afterlife in Judaism: Modern Liturgical Reforms

Amending prayers that mention resurrection to accord with modern sensibilities.

Jewish Resurrection Gets New Life

By the second century at the latest, belief in resurrection had entered Jewish liturgy and legal writing.

Jewish Resurrection of the Dead

When and how will the dead will be resurrected? The debate is old, but it has not been entirely resolved.

What Judaism Says About Reincarnation

Though some Jewish thinkers vigorously rejected the notion of reincarnation, kabbalists embraced it enthusiastically.