Does death end life, or is it the passage from one stage of life to another?
Noted theologian Neil Gillman offers readers an original and compelling
argument that Judaism, a religion often thought to pay little attention to the afterlife, not only presents us with rich ideas on this subject-but delivers a deathblow to death itself. Combining astute scholarship with keen historical, theological and liturgical insights, Gillman traces the evolution of Jewish thought about bodily resurrection and spiritual immortality, and what it means for our lives today.
"Breaks through the silence of modern Jewish thought on immortality....A
work of major significance."
-Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, President, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
"Sure to ignite discussion in the Jewish world."
"Masterful...Gillman's lucid exposition offers valuable insight into the history of Jewish theology."
- Publishers Weekly