The tone of your post is interesting. It sounds like a statement that Judaism doesn't have a particular viewpoint towards after-death, so which viewpoint do you 'like.'
Judaism holds certain things as core beliefs about after-death ...
Reincarnation, for one thing. Which is talking about two different concepts ... tekhiyat ha'meytim
(resurrection of the dead that is supposed to come when Mashiakh comes) ... and second, the basic return of the soul to the next lifetime that happens every time someone shuffles off this mortal coil. That's standard Jewish thought. We keep coming back 'til we do it 100% right, is how that one goes.
Tangential but relevant: One of the minor but entertaining points I do so love in learning is finding out some person in the Nevi'im/K'tuvim
(Prophets/Writings) is thought to be the gilgul
(reincarnation) of someone particular in the Khumash
("5 books of Moses"). Enriches the story/possibilities in all sorts of ways.
The folks who reject standard Jewish thought/traditional views will reject that , as well. What do I think about their rejection? Hey, freedom of thought.
But since no one has come back to us to give us first-person accounts of what happened to them after-death, it's all speculation, right?
Yes, I think about my mortality regularly. I live within the range of the Grad rockets that have been hitting Ashkelon, and Ahmedinejad says that I will be "removed," and the Syrians have been playing with their chemical weaponry
, so yeah, I think about it. We keep lots of water in the house, several packages of nori/seaweed (good for radiation sickness) and are working on getting gas masks. Any other suggestions, am happy to take 'em.