Question: Is it possible to transcend the Machsom (Barrier) at the moment of death?
Answer: Of course not. We are all on the animal level. So, in what way does an animal change when it dies a natural death or when it is killed? What does it gain from death?
From this perspective, man is not better or worse than any other animal. However, while living in the corporeal world, he can ascend above his animal level and acquire an additional level called a soul.
However, if he doesn’t acquire this new sense, he has no soul, so when he passes away, his corporeal body passes away.
Question: Why do we perceive death as such a tragic event? Why are we afraid of death?
Answer: Fear drives us to overcome death. It spurs in us the egoistic desire to attain the upper world. When a person leaves the feeling of this world and reaches the feeling of the upper world, he ceases to fear death and continues to live in this world only in order to ascend higher in the spiritual world. In any case, he is already on the level of the next dimension.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/11/15