In this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Address welcomes Rabbi Simcha Raphael, Ph.D., director of the Da’at Institute, for the first part of a two-part conversation about Jewish views on death, dying, and bereavement.
SIMCHA RAPHAEL, Ph.D., is the Founding Director of the DA’AT INSTITUTE. He has worked as a death awareness educator, bereavement counselor and hospice chaplain for over twenty-five years. Ordained as a Rabbinic Pastor by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, he received a doctorate in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and has written extensively on the topics of death, bereavement and the afterlife. The programs are being produced in the studios of the Lubetkin Media Companies LLC, Cherry Hill, which also manages this website.