The thirteenth Principle of Faith enumerated by Maimonides is belief in Techiyas HaMeisim, the Resurrection of the Dead. Resurrection figures frequently in our daily prayers and is echoed in many of our daily customs.

Though Rabbinic literature abounds with references to this subject, few are aware of its details. Certainly for the English reader, many of the primary sources are not easily accessible. Hence the present work, an overview which ranges from the Scriptures to contemporary Rabbinic writings, and is based primarily on the published talks and letters of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.1

The writing of this book forms part of the worldwide program of study about the Messianic era and thereafter, initiated by the Rebbe. It is the hope of the author that through the publication of this and similar works, we will all merit the coming of Mashiach and the Resurrection speedily in our own days.

I would like to close with a warm word of gratitude to Rabbi Yonah Avtzon, Uri Kaploun and Yosef Yitzchok Turner of Sichos In English for their loving attention to every detail, and to my wife for her constant support and encouragement in our joint shlichus.

Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov

Wimbledon, U.K.

Rosh Chodesh Kislev, 5756 [1995]