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Do health and fitness have a place in Judaism? It seems that the secular world encourages a healthy life far more than the Jewish world does. I hear rabbis talk about spiritual matters, but find it hard to listen to them if they themselves are overweight....
I'm not sure what exposure you have had to observant Jews, but judging by your question, it seems to have been from a distance...
For the body's perspective, the Talmud refers to sleep as 1/60th of death. From a soul perspective, it's a return to an "embryonic state" in which all its faculties exist in utter equality, as there is no above or below, earlier or later...
She calls this her “ultimate artwork”—having her body cremated after she dies and then compressed to form a diamond . . .
Judaism's position on cremation touches on some of its most basic and principal beliefs. This article offers a detailed explanation reagrding the origins of this prohibitions, as well as the implications of such an act.
If life has a purpose, what is the purpose of such a short and sad life?
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