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A journey into the afterlife and a look at the ‘Polish James Dean’

Author Bernie Kastner maps out "the travels of the soul."

Portrait of Marek Hłasko by Zbigniew Kresowaty
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Like many parents who endure the tragedy of a child’s death, Jerusalem psychotherapist Bernie Kastner yearned to acquire an understanding of what happens after death.

He explored Jewish sources to find an answer to the all-important question: “Had I truly lost my son, or had he simply moved onto another dimension, a natural step along his infinite journey in the universe? Was he really looking down on me from a better place?” This inquiry led to his previous book, Understanding the Afterlife in This Life (Devora Press, 2007). Back to the Afterlife delves more deeply into “what specific steps we are destined to take in the next world and... what we can do in our current lives to help make that road a better one on which to travel.”



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