Do you want live forever? Do you want to achieve immortality? Do you want your love relationships to last till the end of time?
No problem – all you have to do is to transform your earthenware body into a glass vessel for your soul. But is this a fantasy or truly possible? This week’s Torah reading says it’s actually, really possible. It says that the answer is crystal clear – clear as a crystal glass that is indestructible and immortal. This sermon analyzes some fascinating passages from an enigmatic Talmud and along the way reveals a little known reason why we break a glass under the chuppah, explains how it was that Jacob (though eulogized, embalmed, and buried) did not really die, and answers the question once posed by New York Magazine: What Do a Bunch of Old Jews Know About Living Forever?