Two months ago my brother-like friend and co-worker, Sean Trank, asked me to write something about heaven for others to read. In light of his recent passing, I honor his request today.
There’s a recent phenomenon, particularly among the more savvy users of social media. Something’s “trending.” #FOMO, the fear of missing out, is popping up everywhere, even in everyday conversation (not unlike other hashtags). Combined with #YOLO, you only live once, the combination proves persuasive. Of course, it’s not unique from social experiences of any other […]
This past May, the rather creative Ari Mandel of Teaneck, New Jersey tried selling “My Portion in Olam Habaah (heaven)”-rather than his soul-on Ebay. Both are considered violations of the “no item” policy on the site. That didn’t stop 181 bids on Mandel’s listing, skyrocketing the initial 99-cent bid to $99,900 shortly after posting. It […]
Many people do not believe in a literal heaven so for them, the question “Who goes there?” is moot. The late Dr. Louis Goldberg once told of the time that he went into the store of a Jewish proprietor: