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Does Heaven Exist?

6 religious experts give their opinion on the afterlife

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Woman swimming in the open sea. — Ric Frazier/Gallery Stock

Rabbi Steve Blane, Founder and Spiritual Leader, Havurah Sim Shalom

There is indeed a heaven; also there is a path to get there. It is the place of God, the One, the Divine source of everything who is the ineffable source of holy energy. The life force in us and in all living things (also known as a "divine spark"). It yearns to get back to that holy source, where it finds solace, comfort and completeness.

When we lead ethical and kind lives, we find peace and contentment in our hearts and our life forces move easily to and from the One. The divine spark is kindled — its embers glow with intensity and life flourishes.

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