Hope, Not Fear: Changing the Way We View Death

Hope, Not Fear: Changing the Way We View Death

by Benjamin Rabbi Blech


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In Hope, Not Fear Benjamin Blech helps readers approach the end of life with calm. More than six years ago Blech was diagnosed with a fatal illness and given six months to live. Over the course of his career Rabbi Blech had counseled hundreds of people through the losses of loved ones and their own end of life, but when confronted with his own unexpected diagnosis he struggled with mortality in a new way. This personal and heartfelt book shares the answers people grappling with the end of life want to know—from what happens when we die to how we can live fully in the meantime. Drawing insights from many religious traditions as well as near death experiences, Hope, Not Fear shares the wisdom and comfort we all need to view death in an entirely new light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538116647
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2018
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rabbi Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. A recipient of the American Educator of the Year Award, he is professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University. He is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican. He has written for the New York Times and Newsweek and writes a weekly column for Aish.com. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents


1.Facing the Inevitable
2.The Coffin in the Synagogue
3.The Three Wishes
4.The Fear of Dying
5.The Testimony of Witnesses
6.The Silence of the Bible
7.What the Bible Does Tell Us
8.The Tunnel of Love
9.Knowing the Unknowable
10.Mission Not Accomplished
11.The Fate of the Body
12.Heaven and Hell
13.Who Makes It to Heaven?
15.The Five Major Lessons
16.A Final Summation
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