Many people are surprised to learn that Judaism actually affirms belief in reincarnation, whereby the soul returns to the world to live a new life, a doctrine usually associated with Eastern religions. In reality, though, it should not seem so surprising. The basic concepts underlying reincarnation are fundamental to Jewish outlook, such as the eternity... Read more »
The existence of the soul is one of the fundamental underpinnings of Judaism. The Torah teaches that God creates each person with a physical body and a Divine soul, and it is the soul that is the person’s essence. Just as we need to attend to our body’s physical needs, we need to nourish the... Read more »