Monday, March 24, 2008

Daily Torah Thought - 3/25


"Death is the crisis of life. How a man handles death indicates a great deal about how he approaches life. As there is a Jewish way of life, there is a Jewish way of death.

"As the Jewish way of life implies a distinctive outlook and a unique life-style based on very specific views of Gd and the place of man in society and the universe, so does the Jewish way of death imply singular attitudes toward Gd and nature, and toward the problem of good and evil; and it proffers a distinctive way of demonstrating specific Jewish qualities of reverence for man and respect for the dead."

(R' Maurice Lamm, The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, Introduction)

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