Life Before Life, Our Existence in the Womb
By Rabbi Yonasan Roodyn

Many of us are aware that we have a soul, but how many of us can define what it is, how it works and what the afterlife has in store for us? These concepts are of course shrouded in mystery, but Chazal and Jewish tradition do offer us vital insights into the journey of the soul from before we are born, throughout our time in this world and as we live on for eternity in the world to come.

Understanding these concepts is not only a source of comfort and connection following the loss of a loved one, but also provides us with the tools for a more meaningful life.

See the other shiurim in this series;

Part 1 – Introduction to the Journey of the Soul: The World to Come and the Purpose of the Mourning Process

Part 2 – Lets Us Make Man: Seeing Human Beings as Souls Rather than Bodies

Part 3 – Our Life Force: Getting to Know the Three Parts of the Soul

Part 4 – The Inevitability of Death

Part 5 – Life Before Life, Our Existence in the Womb

Part 6 – Life After Life, the Soul’s Exit Strategy

Rabbi Yonasan Roodyn
Rabbi Yonasan Roodyn is a graduate of Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh and holds an honours degree in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He's studied at the Mir Yeshiva, in the Jerusalem Kollel and was awarded a broad semicha by Rav Yitzchak Berkovits. He is the Educational Director of Jewish Futures providing guidance on educational strategy and implementation, he works on developing new initiatives and synergies and is the program coordinator for the Aleinu conference. He heads the Level Up department for Aish UK. He is also the Educational Director of Klal Chazon, has over 1500 classes and talks online at TorahAnytime.com and has led close to fifty JRoots journeys to Poland. He has recently developed a series of Jewish journeys to sites of historical and cultural significance across the UK. Rabbi Roodyn is the Rov of Finchley Federation Synagogue, London and a member of the Federation Beth Din’s acclaimed ShailaText team. On top of all that Rabbi Roodyn is also the face behind Ask the Rabbi, here at Finding Light Through Loss.