The essence of a human being, says first century Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria, is their soul. Through the eyes of the soul, we see justice. American friends, Philo has a message for us today.
We may not know what happens on the ‘other side’ of death. Jewish teachings, however, do help us on ‘this side.’ We can prepare for death by letting go of attachments and grievances, and respond to death by learning to support the bereaved.