Jewish Ghost Stories
Many people are unaware of Judaism’s rich tradition of life after death. In the storytelling traditions of Jewish folk religion and mysticism are to be found extensive teachings on the afterlife journey of the soul. Through a morning of animated storytelling and open discussion, we shall learn about Jewish views of the afterlife by entering the invisible worlds populated by ghosts, lost souls, haunting spirits, dybbukim, and heavenly angelic guides. This is a family-friendly program.
Reb SIMCHA RAPHAEL, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. He was ordained as a Rabbinic Pastor by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, is Adjunct Faculty in the Religion Department of LaSalle University, and works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in Philadelphia. A Fellow of the Rabbis Without Borders Network, he has written extensively on death and afterlife and is author of numerous books on death and Judaism, including the groundbreaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife. His website is www.daatinstitute.net.