The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought

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Jewish Lights Publishing
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6.0 X 1.0 X 9.0 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Neil Gillman, rabbi and PhD, is professor of Jewish philosophy at The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where he has served as chair of the Department of Jewish Philosophy and dean of the Rabbinical School. He is author of Believing and Its Tensions: A Personal Conversation about God, Torah, Suffering and Death in Jewish Thought; The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a Publishers Weekly "Best Book of the Year"; The Way Into Encountering God in Judaism; The Jewish Approach to God: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Traces of God: Seeing God in Torah, History and Everyday Life (all Jewish Lights) and Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew, winner of the National Jewish Book Award.


"Enables us to recover our tradition's understanding of the afterlife and breaks through the silence of modern Jewish thought on immortality.... A work of major significance."
--Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, president, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

"With a unique blend of erudition and clarity, Rabbi Gillman guides us through almost three millennia of evolving thought.... He has endowed his readers with a great scholar's testament.... In a highly personal way, this remarkable book serves as a convincing demonstration that wisdom is not incompatible with passion, when they are united by faith."
--Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland, author, How We Die; Clinical Professor of Surgery, Yale University

"A model of using textual and historical studies to provide new insights into contemporary religious issues."
--Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky, professor of Hebrew Bible, University of Chicago Divinity School; author, In the Wake of the Goddesses

"Why is it good for me as a Christian to read The Death of Death? ... To read about such matters in a Jewish key is to allow 'like and unlike' to become a stimulant to my faith."
--Rt. Rev. Krister Stendah, former dean of Harvard Divinity School; Bishop Emeritus of Stockholm