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Soul Searching compares ancient Jewish teachings and contemporary research on the subject of the afterlife and finds startling parallels between them. Study of the phenomena of near-death experiences and the discovery, under hypnosis, of past lives, and delving into the teachings of the Sages of the Talmud and the Kabbalah, leads to the realization that only with a deeper understanding of death can life be truly appreciated.

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Yaakov Astor is author of, Soul Searching: Seeking Scientific Foundation for the Jewish Tradition of an Afterlife, and The Hidden Hand: Uncovering Divine Providence in Major Events of the 20th Century as well as The Hidden Hand -- The Holocaust.
A former yeshiva teacher and principal, who has also taught in various kiruv/outreach capacities, he has written or edited more than 25 books, including Sefer Nehemiah and Trei Asar, Vol. 1, in the ArtScroll Tanach Series. He has been a frequent contributor to Aish.com, the largest Jewish content site on the web, and has also published numerous articles over the years in The Jewish Observer, Mishpachah Magazine, Yated Ne'eman and other publications.
He has worked with Rabbi Joseph Elias, shlita, on producing the Holocaust Curriculum for Torah Umesorah. He is currently working with Rabbi Berel Wein producing an online Jewish History course for the Destiny Foundation.

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