“Kol Shalom Offers Day of Learning in Rockville” Highlights JTS Associate Professor Marjorie Lehman

"Jonathan Ray has the lowdown on heaven and hell. Not that he's been to either place. But the associate professor of Jewish studies at Georgetown University knows what Jews used to think about the afterlife and what many Jews still do.

'If you ask, do Jews believe in heaven and hell, you see a lot of hemming and hawing. But for most of Jewish history the answer was yes,' he says. 'In the last few hundred years, Jews have become squeamish about this.'"

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