In the first half of lesson two, we explore the vast difference between the modern aversion to aging and illness and Judaism’s embrace of these natural processes. It is healthy to imagine the day of one’s death if it leads one to focus on the true priorities of life. It is not enough to be aware that we will all die someday, we actually have to build a spiritual practice out of reflecting on how we will look back on our lives when we come to the end. (Of course this must not be overdone…)
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