Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Don’t Panic, But You’re Representing Your Entire People

I’m in the checkout line at a supermarket, and the cashier is looking at me thoughtfully. “Can I ask you a question?  I don’t want to be offensive, but I have a question,” he tentatively addresses me. “Sure,” I respond.  My curiosity is piqued. “Do Hasidic Jews believe in reincarnation?  Someone told me once that… Continue reading Don’t Panic, But You’re Representing Your Entire People

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Who were you in your past life?

Did you know that reincarnation is a Jewish belief?  Sure is.  It’s mentioned in numerous places in our mystical texts, beginning with the Zohar. I heard somewhere (how’s that for a source . . . if you want actual sources, here are some articles from Aish.com, Torah.org and Chabad.org on the topic) that at this… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Who were you in your past life?