Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Returning to Life

A movie documentary of Jewish people who have been pronounced clinically dead and returned back to life. They share what they saw in Shamayim and what effect the Shamayim court judgment had on their lives upon their return.[+/-] show/hide text

Instead of a tunnel, some people report rising suddenly into the heavens and seeing the earth and the celestial sphere as they would be seen by astronauts in space.

Once on the other side of the tunnel, or after they have risen into the heavens, the dying meet people who glow with an inner light. Often they find that friends and relatives who have already died are there to greet them.

Bamidbar Raba 14:22 (114), on the verse, “A man cannot see me and live” (Shemos 33:20), When he is living he can’t see the Shechina, but upon death he sees.
Midrash Shochar Tov, 17 and 22, Even the wicked merit to see the Shechina at the time of their death, particularly if they gave charity.

The Being of Light presents the dying with a panoramic review of everything they have ever done. That is, they relive every act they have ever done to other people and come away feeling that love is the most important thing in life. The Being of Light sometimes tells the dying that they must return to life.

Pesachim 50a (98), Rav Yosef was sick, fainted and his soul departed. After some time he returned to life. His father R’ Yehoshua asked him what he saw. He replied, “I saw an upside down world. People who were considered important in this world are below in that word, and people considered lowly in this world were elevated in that world.

Shabbos 153a, Rav asked of Rav Shemuel bar Shilas before his death that he should eulogize him fervently and bring the assembled to tears, and said that he would be there listening as well.

Shabbos 152a, The soul of the deceased mourns for the body seven days. Zohar, Chayei Sarah, 122b, The soul visits the body during the first seven days and mourns over its demise.

Zohar, Vayechi, 218b, The soul travels between the grave and the house of mourning each of the seven days, and wails with the mourners.

Vayechi, 250b, Come and behold: When Ya'akov entered the cave, all the perfumes of the Garden of Eden filled it. The cave was alight, for a candle burned there. When the patriarchs came to Ya'akov in Egypt to be with him, the candlelight was gone from the cave. When Ya'akov came into the cave, the candle returned…The souls of the righteous pass before the fathers inside the cave, so that they will awake and behold the seed they left in the world, and rejoice before the Holy One, blessed be He.

Zohar, Lech Lecha 81a, When the soul leaves this world, it enters the cave of Machpelah, where the opening leading to the Garden of Eden is located. Then it meets Adam and the Patriarchs who are there. If the soul is meritorious, they rejoice with it and open all the openings so the soul can enter Gan Eden. If not, it is pushed outside.

The things that flashed back came on the order of my life, and they were so vivid. The scenes were just like you walked outside and saw them, completely three-dimensional, and in color. And they moved. It wasn’t like I was watching it from my perspective at the time it that it happened, rather it was like I saw somebody else in a movie, yet it was me…

Zohar, Naso, 126b, During that period while he lays bound in the chains of the King, in raising his eyes, he sees how two beings come to him. They write all that he did in this world and every word that emerged from his lips. He gives accounts about everything and it is recorded before him. And he admits all these things.

I didn’t want to go back, but I had no choice, and immediately I was back in my body. I felt that horrible pain in my chest, and I heard my little boy crying, “God, bring my mommy back to me.”

Zohar, Balak, 204-06 (102),
On the day that R’ Yosi of Pekiin died, his friends R’ Elazar, R Abba and others were walking on the way. Suddenly a raven appeared to them and crowed violently before them. R Elazar understood that it was telling them that R Yosi of Pekiin had died, and that there was no one to bury him.

When they arrived at his house, they found his young child crying with his lips on his father’s lips and shouting, Master of the world, it says in the Torah: "If a bird's nest chance to be before you...you shall surely let the mother go...and then take the young" (Devarim 22:6). There were two children to my father and mother, myself and my younger sister. Our mother died, and now You should have taken us. Instead, You have taken my father, who was our protection, and you took him away from the children. Where is the justice in the Torah? Rabbi Elazar and his friends cried on account of the grief and tears of the child.

Suddenly a pillar of fire separated them from the departed, but the child was still attached to the lips of his father and did not separate. Rabbi Elazar said, the pillar of fire has separated either because the Holy One, blessed be He, wishes to perform a miracle and revive him, or He desires that no one else deal with him other than his son. However, I cannot bear to see the child's tears or to hear what he is saying.

While still sitting, they heard a voice that said, Blessed are you, Rabbi Yosi that the speech of the young kid and his tears rose to the throne of the Holy King and pronounced the sentence…Behold, they have added 22 years to your life, so you will have time to teach the young kid, the perfect and beloved, before the Holy One, blessed be He.

Rabbi Elazar and the friends rose, and did not allow anyone to stay in the house. They immediately noticed the pillar of fire was gone. Rabbi Yosi opened his eyes and the child was still glued with his lips to his lips. Rabbi Elazar said, Blessed is our lot that we witnessed the resurrection of the dead eye to eye. They approached him and the child fell asleep. They said, blessed is your lot, Rabbi Yosi, and blessed is the Merciful, who performed a miracle for your sake due to the crying and weeping of your son. Life was added to you because of his true and heartfelt speech that reached to the gates of heaven and due to his pleading and tears.

Rabbi Yosi said to them, Friends, I was not given permission to reveal what I observed in that world, until twelve years time. However, the 365 tears that my son spilled came into account before the Holy King. And I tell you friends, at the time he said that verse and cried out with those words, 300,000 benches that were in the Yeshiva of heaven were shaken. All the souls stood before the Holy King and asked for compassion towards me, and guaranteed for me that I would not sin.

Those utterances of my son were pleasing to Him, and the way in which he gave up his soul for me. A guardian was present there, who said, Master of the world…May it please You that through the merit of the Torah, and the merit of that child who was ready to give his soul for his father's sake, You should have mercy on him and he should be saved.

Death Changed His Life

לחצו כאן לצפיה בסרט חזרתי לחיים




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו