Did you know that Orthodox Jews pray for the dead and that his practice predates the time of Christ?
I just recently finished up my Jewish Origins of Catholicism Lecture Series at the in Washington D.C. "Jewish Afterlife, Catholic Afterlife" is the last segment of this fourteen-part series. In this podcast I discuss Jewish understandings of the afterlife as they relate to the Catholic doctrines of the resurrection of the body, prayers for the dead, purgatory, and heaven and hell.
For more information or to listen to the podcast, click here.
I've recently adopted all lectures for the Jewish Origins of Catholicism into a book. Stay tuned as I try to get it published. (And say a prayer, too.)