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A past life in Judaism

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Rabbi David Sperling

Iyyar 8, 5781
Question
Hi! Thank you so much for you answer to someone’s question as a Christian whether they should consider adorning their door with something so sacred for you and your culture. I often feel so connected to Judaism, but feel it was a recent past life which I don’t Know if your religion accepts. I have many wonderful memories of being Jewish and then some scary ones too. I would love input if your religion excepts past life rememberances. If not I understand. But I know I have lived a Jewish life and I miss it so much!
Answer
Shalom, Thank you for your question. There are differing views in the Jewish world as to re-incarnation. While some do not believe in it, other Rabbinic opinions do agree with the idea. As to the details of exactly how that works – there are detailed (and very difficult) texts that deal with the subject in Jewish Kabblistic Torah. In any event – no matter what is the source of your love for the Jewish people, we accept it with joy. May your love and closeness to the Jewish people bring you much joy and many blessings. May you merit to bring more love and understanding to the world – and help those around you also learn to love and help the house of Israel. Blessings.
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