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What does Kares actually mean?

I want to give a shiur in Shul about Shabbat and how it Rambam and others say that one gets Kares if one doesn't keep it and it says in the Chumash 'that he is cut of from his people'. A person came ...
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Life after death?

Can anyone direct me to a book or commentary on Jewish thoughts on what happens after death, and the evolution of those ideas. I understand that Judaism is centered on how to live life, but from I can ...
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As an atheist, what awaits me after death?

I'm putting together a Pascal's wager piece of sorts, and wanted to see what modern religions think atheists deserve. So if Judaism pans out to be the one true religion, what'll happen to me (an ...
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Soulmate for someone who died unwed

I had a friend who was dating a woman. They were close but not "in love". Anyway, he passed away and she moved on. Well, she met someone new and they are in love. My question is, what does G-d do ...
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Do Animals Have an Afterlife

What does Torah say about an afterlife for animals? Is there somewhere animals go after they die? Please include the sources of your answers.
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What afterlife awaits a Tinoq Shenishba who studies Torah but fails to observe major halacha?

Rambam says that one who does not believe even one of the 13 principles of faith does not get into Olam HaBa. Here is my question: The same Rambam spoke about the concept of a Tinok shenishba bein ...
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Does a marriage last beyond death?

Looking for some sources as to the connection (if any) between husband and wife in the afterlife, at least in the simple case where neither remarried.