Re: "The World to Come"

herzog tobey (therzo1@gl.umbc.edu)
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 08:43:11 -0500 (EST)

In response to Miss Lebovic's question as to why there is no explicit
mention of Olam Haba [the World to Come] in the Torah, I know the Rambam
offered an answer in his treatise on Olam Haba. Although I read this short
work, I did not fully understand his answer. Is there someone else that
has properly learned that sefer who could explain his answer (which had to
do with the Children of Israel's inability to accept Olam Haba as a concept
on the basis of a prophecy due to their long exposure to Egyptian ideologies)?

Thanks,

Tobey Herzog