Tonight and tomorrow, Israel is commemorating it’s fallen soldiers and terror victims. The famous Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan once wrote about DEATH in his book ENCOUNTERS:
G – d is aware of every single thing that exists in our minds. So, when a person dies, is G – d forgetting everything ?
In G – d’s memory, the human personality can still maintain it’s identity. It can remain active. This is what we call a human soul. And this is what lives on, even after a person dies.
Just recently I read somewhere that, as long as there are people remembering someone who died, this person will continue to exist. Exist in the past.
Unfortunately I cannot quote the entire passage from the book because I don’t remember the book title. However, as soon as I find the particular book and page, I am going to name the source on this blog.