Archive for the ‘Afterlife’ Category

Rabbi – I looked at your website, and I think it’s nice, but I have a question, and I hope you can help me. My grandmother who was and is very dear to me just passed away. Where is her soul? Where does the soul go?

Friday, July 17th, 2009

– Andrew Feldman, Manalapan, NJ

Firstly, please accept my condolences on your recent loss. I sincerely hope that you and your family will find comfort, and that the noble soul of your grandmother will enter its eternal resting place in peace.

 Your question is quite poignant; (more…)

Why do mourners need to recite Kaddish? What is the difference between Kaddish and Kiddush?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Charles Friedman, Boca Raton, Florida

Kiddush and Kaddish are two separate prayers, recited on different occasions, and serve different functions. But they do have a common denominator. (more…)