Thursday, January 1, 2015

Why isn't life after death discussed thoroughly in the Torah? Part 2


"The first answer [of seven that he presents, from various sources] is that the good and bad mentioned in the passages of the [biblical] covenant are neither reward nor punishment for mitzvot. True reward or punishment would be spiritual, affecting the soul in the world of souls, and reward for mitzvot is not in this world. The Torah did not want to mention reward for mitzvot and their true punishment, so that one would serve his Creator altruistically, not due to expectation of punishment."

(Don Isaac Abarbanel to Vayikra 26:1)

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