Monday, November 2, 2009

Letter introducing Lesson One of SoulQuest

Dear JLI Student,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to JLI’s newest course, Soul Quest: The Journey through Life, Death, and Beyond...

The premise of this course is that we are really all on a very long journey, and this lifetime is just one leg of the trip. But travelers always enjoy the trip more with a good guide book and some preparation so they know what to expect and how to make the most of each stop on the itinerary. Beginning Tuesday, November 3rd at the Chabad Torah Centre, I look forward to serving as your tour guide as we talk about milestones such as birth, death, reincarnation, and the afterlife.

In our first class, we will discuss the question, “Who are we really?” What gives us our unique identity? Is it our thoughts? Our feelings? Our unique mix of DNA? Is there an essential core that precedes our time here and continues long after? Is there soul? If so, how can we define it, and what is its purpose?

I look forward to see you at the first class in this intriguing series.

Rabbi Shmuly Altein

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