Re: "The World to Come"

RMPCTA@aol.com
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 09:12:58 -0500 (EST)

Shoshana Lebovic wrote:
<< I was just wondering, if the concept of Olam Habah ( The World to Come) is
so central in Judaism, why is there no mention of it at all in the Torah? >>

The last chapter of tractate Sanhedrin (Talmud) points out several
allusions in the Tanach to Olam Habah. Perhaps it is not so emphasized so
that we should base our actions to serve Hashem and not to receive the
reward; see Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Fathers).