Living and Dying in Ancient Times: Death, Burial, and Mourning in Biblical Tradition

"Those already familiar with Simcha Paull Raphael’s classic study Jewish Views of the Afterlife will welcome this insightful essay that almost reads as a prerequisite to his previous work. Here the author presents a dual perspective, both historical and contemporary, and guides the reader through a fascinating maze of biblical and midrashic texts rigorously scrutinized and analysed." More

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About Simcha Paull Raphael

Simcha Paull Raphael, Ph.D. is the Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training (www. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Jewish Studies program of Temple University, and in private practice as a transpersonal psychotherapist and spiritual director in Philadelphia. Ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as a Rabbinic Pastor, he has written extensively on death and afterlife, and is author of the groundbreaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife.

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