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From: "Alice K. Turner" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Orthodox Jewish afterlife (was Re: Scylla & Oreb)
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 03:15:02 -0400

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From: "Adam Stephanides" 

> on 4/20/02 7:13 AM, Alice K. Turner at aturner6@nyc.rr.com wrote:
> > These had much
> > to do with life after death, and (I gather) there was at the time some
> > question as to whether this would be sequential (a la Hindu) or
> > The conservative Saducee party together with every orthodox (small o)
> > party for the last two millennia has rejected both speculations.
> I'm a bit puzzled by this last statement.  According to the Encyclopaedia
> Judaica, "Orthodox Judaism has, throughout, maintained both a belief in
> future resurrection of the dead..., and also a belief in some form of
> immortality of the soul after death." (2:339)  And the Mishnah, one of the
> foundations of traditional Judaism, says that "All Israelites will have a
> share in the world-to-come" but "anyone who says that resurrection is not
> Torah origin" will not have a share (Sanhedrin 10:1, tr. Eugene J.

Thanks, Adam--that'll teach me to rely on the veracity of a Jewish friend
who isn't religious. I should looked it up myself. But it *is* true that
Jews don't bang on about it the way Christians do.



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