Practical Guidance For Spiritual Peace
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Spiritual Musings Podcast with
Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky
My name is Andrea Cosnowsky and I have been a Reform Rabbi for over 16 years. I have served as a congregational rabbi in the western suburbs of Chicago. Over the years, my congregants have sought answers about Judaism’s view about the afterlife. On this blog, I seek to delve into the different questions about the soul, the body and the Jewish concept of resurrection of the dead. I will be sharing my knowledge of Jewish text, midrash (story) and Jewish belief. I have found that there is great comfort in knowing about Judaism’s long history of a belief in an afterlife.
The purpose of my blog is to offer comfort to those who are seeking answers. I wish to offer hope that there is more to life than this earthly realm. If you wish to receive a message about various perspectives concerning the afterlife, please subscribe to my blog. Thank you for stopping by! If you have a question you’d like answered in a future blog, please post the question in the comment section or email me at [email protected]
Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky
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