Death and Mourning

Seeking a Minyan in Disneyland... with Middle Schoolers

Rabbi Paul Kipnes

On my trip to Disneyland, I missed Papa intensely as we rode through the brightly colored, musical attraction, but our seventh graders filled the boat with so much singing and laughing that made it uplifting in a way that Papa would have appreciated.

Do Jews Believe in an Afterlife?

What happens when we die? Do we see our loved ones? Do we know them? Do they know us? Jewish wisdom offers no definitive answer, but there is guidance in several core teachings.