Judaism’s Love of Life and Its Views of Death https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2017/08/judaisms-love-of-life-and-its-views-of-death-judaisms-love-of-life-judaisms-love-of-life-and-its-views-of-death-and-its-views-of-death/

August 15, 2017 | Meir Soloveichik
About the author: Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel and the director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. His new website, containing all of his media appearances, podcasts, and writing, can be found at meirsoloveichik.com.

Using as his point of departure the bioethicist Leon Kass’s 2001 essay “L’Chaim and Its Limits,” Meir Soloveichik explores why Judaism places such a high premium on life itself, the importance of children and fertility, and traditional attitudes toward mortality, the soul, and the afterlife. (Interview by Eric Cohen; audio, 33 minutes.)

Read more on Tikvah: https://tikvahfund.org/library/meir-soloveichik-on-lchaim-and-its-limits/