Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Now that we have talked about the soul, an interesting aspect of what the soul experiences in the course of time is reincarnation, known in Hebrew as gilgul. We had mentioned that a soul that does not accomplish a completed repair or rectification in a previous life is given the opportunity to return and try again.
One more note about animals that is not so obvious. We come back to finish our correction. Sometimes this can consist of a single act of high merit that will complete the job. Hashem uses kosher animals to help us. If one were to come back, as an example, as a chicken that was bred and killed with proper Kosher procedures and wound up on an observant family’s Sabbath table, one would receive with high merit his or her final correction. In other words, when people complain about sacrificing animals because that is a barbaric practice, they have no idea how beneficent an act it may be. The sacrifice of animals and birds in the
· The Hasidic Rebbe, Moshe Teitelbaum of Ujhel (1759–1841), who was one of the founders of Hasidism in
, told his followers that he
had been reincarnated three times, which he recalled. His first gilgul was as a
sheep in the flock of the Biblical Patriach Jacob. He sang to his followers the song, he said, that Jacob sang in the pastures. His second gilgul was in the time of Moses, and his third
gilgul, which he did not disclose out of humility, was in the time of the
destruction of the First Temple in Hungary . His followers asked another
Hasidic Rebbe, who identified the third gilgul as the Biblical Prophet Jeremiah. In
Hasidic history, his daily life especially reflected a yearning for the
building of the Third Temple with the arrival of the Messiah. In his
later days he wore his Shabbat clothing the entire week, anticipating the
Messiah's arrival. Jerusalem
· The contemporary scholar of Kabbalah and Hasidut, Yitzchak Ginsburgh, identifies Isaac Newton as the modern reincarnation of Noah.
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