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After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

by Hillel Halkin,
The Jerusalem Post, July 29, 2016

Although Moses was said to have lived until the age of 120, Psalms set the expectation of our time on earth at threescore years and 10. And “if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow, for it is soon cut off and we fly away.”


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