I am new to this site, so I’m not sure if this is the correct forum to use for this question, but I thought I would try. My mother is in her 60’s & is a cradle Catholic. She had a lifelong friend who happened to be Jewish who passed away yesterday from a massive stroke. She was a very kind person and a good friend. My mother is traveling to the funeral tomorrow with 2 other lifelong friends who both are Methodist. The 2 friends are concerned about the deceased’s soul. My mother believes there is a place for her in heaven. The friends want to believe that, but told my mom that the only path to heaven is Jesus.
What do we believe happens to a Jewish person’s soul when they die?
Thanks for any opinions!