Course will offer Jewish perspective on life, death, and the afterlife

Posted Sunday, Jan 28th, 2024

Rabbi Shneur Brook, of Chabad of Shelton & Monroe, will offer “Journey of the Soul,” a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) that will answer a question that has occurred to every self-reflective person: What happens when we die?

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m., those who enroll in this course will embark on a journey that will edify them and put them at ease with the topics of life and the afterlife. “Journey of the Soul” teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing.

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“Death is both mysterious and inevitable,” Brook said in a press release. “Understanding death as a continuation of life reveals the holiness of life while putting everything in a dramatically new context. The soul is on one long journey that is greater than each particular chapter.”

“Journey of the Soul” considers what happens to the soul at birth and again at death, whether there is a “better place” after this one, whether our loved ones continue to connect with us, the Jewish understanding of reincarnation, and how to relate to an afterlife even if we’re not spiritual.

As with all of Chabad’s courses, “Journey of the Soul” is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All adult education courses presented at Chabad are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with Chabad to participate.

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