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A Jewish View of "Hell"

A world of shame.


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July 21, 2007

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Visitor Comments: 20

(20) SusanE, December 28, 2010 7:54 PM

Why is Gehenim painful?

Why is seeing our errors painful? We generally know our own faults, and if Gehenim, like a hospital can help us heal, wouldn't we feel better? Especially if we can progress by learning from our shameful parts. In this world we all have woulda' shoulda' coulda' issues. Don't most Jews renew and repair each year during the holidays so they can forgive and review their faults? If G-d created Gehenim, doesn't it have to be good for us?

(19) suzy, February 5, 2008 2:59 AM

gehenim is an extremely painful, where the soul gets cleansed.

Thanks for the reminder to take care of things now

(18) Roberto, December 12, 2007 11:47 AM

There's more to tell...

Lori's video is educating, and although she mentions the hospital, she doesn't mention that it, like a real hospital, heals.

It may be painful and it may be shameful, but ultimately, gehinnom is a healing place.

(17) Yaffa, October 17, 2007 12:23 PM

I love the live with Lori sessions. She keeps me on my feet and asking for more. She brings down to earth examples and assists in life altering decisions. Thank you.

(16) Yehoshua, July 28, 2007 6:11 PM

Another good analogy....

I too like this talk very much. I've heard that hell is like a washing machine, the worse the stains, the more harsh washing that's needed. Lately, I've heard hell defined as a clinic for drug- withdrawel: the more a person is "addicted" to harmful=materialistic "substances," the more painful his "cold-turkey" experience is going to be. But at last his soul will come clean and ready for cleaving to its Maker.

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