Length of Time for Human Body to be “De-souled”


How long does it take for the human body, and parts thereof, to be de-souled. How long before the body, and parts tyhereof, become completely disconnected from all levels of the soul.

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  1. The Rabbis teach that the moment of death is when the soul is taken from the body. However, they also teach that for the period of the seven days of mourning after the passing the soul hovers above the gravesite. It as if the soul is unsure where its place is – together with the body or in the Heavenly Realms. At the completion of the seven days of mourning the soul is finally released from the earthly realms.

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