Review:

Beyond the Ashes: Cases of Reincarnation
by
Rabbi Yonassan Gershom

Reincarnation is included in the Hasidic mystical tradition, and Rabbi Gershom began this work by simply listening, in his capacity as rabbi, to people--some Jewish, some not--who had vivid, disturbing memories of having lived during the holocaust. From this exercise of his rabbincal duties evolved a dedication to this particular area of reincarnation studies, a dedication which has required personal sacrifices. This book, like the rabbi himself, is sincere and thoughtful. The accounts are impressive not only by their inherent intensity, but because one feels one can trust their authenticity. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to understand the Jewish perspective on reincarnation, or those like me who had previously studied the Eastern traditions but ignored the Western ones.

 

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