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A Life is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Parashat Chaye Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/old_stories/article/a_life_is_a_terrible_thing_to_waste_19981113

Every textbook of religion will tell you that death is the great catalyst of spirituality. Religion, it is argued, comes to answer the problem of death. But, if that is so, where is the tractate of Talmud that deals with death? Talmud Shabbat details the laws of Sabbath, Ketubot describes marriage law, Baba Metzia treats torts and litigation, but there's no volume on death.

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