Basic Class 11 - Reincarnation

Most people do not think that Judaism embraces reincarnation. They consider this an eastern concept. Yet it is a basic tenant of Judaism for at least 3500 years ever since the giving of the Esser Debrot. Most teachers indicate that reincarnation is not in the Torah Scroll. This is also false. Below i will give you some background from Wikipedia that follows this corruption so that one can understand how this misunderstanding comes about.

The Hebrew word for wheel is Gilgul. This is also the word for reincarnation. Please consider that reincarnation is the activation of the wheel of life. One keeps returning to a life that needs Tikune or correction until one is complete. If one is not complete in one's correction at the time of one's death then the process of a wheel - returning to the physical world becomes necessary.

One actually comes to understand this concept of reincarnation more easily, in my opinion, by asking the question Why do people die?

Kabbalah answers this with three explanations and one statement. The statement is people no longer have a need to die. We deal with the questions that arise from this statement in our class on healing and sickness and also in the class on Mind Over Matter. One thing to keep in mind for this class. There are two paths to complete one's Tikune- the path of Torah and the Path of pain suffering and chaos. These two paths have nothing to do with how religious one is. Only with whether one is working to grow their merits through the doing of Mitzvot with the correct consciousness. What is correct consciousness? This is defined in our class on consciousness. For now suffice to say outward shows of humility and religiosity does not cause the completion of a correction and sickness chaos and death cleanses some actions and it is possible to achieve Tikune through the path of pain and suffering alone.

One final thought on this subject: Why go through a longer more painful process and path when it can be done by doing your spiritual work yourself? [by consciously choosing to do so]

Kabbalah teaches the three explanations are:

1. One dies when they have used up their length of years given to them when they came into this incarnation without completing their Tikune.

2. One dies when they complete their Tikune. Once the Tikune is complete there is no reason to stay in this world. We will discuss why many women seem to stay in this world after their husbands die below.

3. Sometimes a woman marries someone who is not her Cosmic Soulmate. Then when her Cosmic Soulmate has earned the merit to marry her the spiritual laws say she must marry him. If she is already married either she divorces or her present husband must die. For some men his love is so strong that he will feel more pain than he can bear watching his divorced wife marry her soulmate. In that case HaShem in his mercy causes this person to die before his time. This is one of the Major reasons that it is a Mitzvah to divorce. Yes i know your Rabbi never told you that.

The reason the Rabbis do not teach this (some are beginning to do so) is they do not want religious people who do things because HaShem "commands" to divorce a wife after 30 years in anticipation of their "pending" death. Of course a marriage that is made in heaven or a marriage that is made by people glue the soul halves back together during the marriage ceremony.

It is also why many modern couples live together for a number of years and then decide to marry and divorce within a year or two. This is because the marriage ceremony can only glue people who are correct tikune partners. We will discuss more of these issues in our advanced reincarnation series of classes which is approx. 30 classes so far and expected to be close to 200 classes.

I hope i have not upset people with the above information. My job as a Kabbalah Teacher is to provide information. Your job as a student is to determine if this information is truth for you. What if it is not truth for you? The Creator does not care; the tools that are taught in Kabbalah still work for you. So some of them you choose not to use in this lifetime. Eventually in another lifetime you will choose to use them.

Let us turn to the concept mentioned above called Cosmic Soul Mate. In Hebrew the word Adam refers to humanity. Humanity consists of men and women. In Kabbalah a Man is a male soul and a female soul in unity. That is the purpose of marriage. As the souls descend into their bodies the spiritual souls split into male and female halves. Usually the male arrives first and the female a few years later.

Why this happens is important to understand Women have a choice to reincarnate or not. Sometimes they decide to stay above when their male half comes down in an incarnation. They also always get cleansed in Gehinom while men may or not get cleansed in Gehinom. Since a woman is totally pure when she leaves Gehinom if she were to reincarnate and her male half is filthy with sin since he has reincarnated and not gone to Gehinom to cleanse any of his actions from last lifetime then there is no affinity between these two halves of one soul. The woman would not find the man attractive since his rough humor and ways would not be attractive to her pure essence. In order to create this attraction in the physical world the woman accepts some of the Tikune of the male half of the soul. She never is lower than the male half when she arrives. She can veil herself through her actions during this lifetime. She arrives higher than the male but close enough that there can be an attraction between the two halves of the one soul.

Let us now turn to the Wikipedia information.

Gilgul/Gilgul neshamot/Gilgulei Ha Neshamot (Heb. גלגול הנשמות, Plural: גלגולים Gilgulim) describes a Kabbalistic concept of reincarnation. In Hebrew, the word gilgul means "cycle" and neshamot is the plural for "souls." Souls are seen to "cycle" through "lives" or "incarnations," being attached or inserted into different human bodies over time. Which body they associate with depends on their particular task in the physical world, spiritual levels of the bodies of predecessors and so on.

The concept relates to the wider processes of history in Kabbalah, involving Cosmic Tikune (Messianic rectification), and the historical dynamic of ascending Lights and descending Vessels from generation to generation. The esoteric explanations of gilgul were articulated in Jewish mysticism by Isaac Luria in the 16th century, as part of the metaphysical purpose of Creation.

History of the concept of Gilgul in Jewish thought

The notion of reincarnation, while held as a mystical belief by some, is not an essential tenet of traditional Judaism. It is not mentioned in traditional classical sources such as the Tanakh ("Hebrew Bible"), the classical rabbinic works (Mishnah and Talmud), or Maimonides' 13 Principles of Faith. In the Yom Kippur liturgy the tale of the Ten Martyrs being killed by the Romans as an atonement for the souls of the ten brothers of Joseph for selling him into slavery is read in every Orthodox Jewish community. Additionally, books of Kabbalah — Jewish mysticism — teach a belief in gilgul, transmigration of souls, and hence the belief is universal in Hasidic Judaism, which regards the Kabbalah as sacred and authoritative.

Among well known Rabbis who rejected the idea of reincarnation are Saadia Gaon, David Kimhi, Hasdai Crescas, Yedayah Bedershi (early 14th century), Joseph Albo, Abraham ibn Daud and Leon de Modena. Among the Geonim, Hai Gaon argued with Saadia Gaon in favor of gilgulim.

Rabbis who believed in the idea of reincarnation include, from Medieval times: the mystical leaders Nahmanides (the Ramban) and Rabbenu Bahya ben Asher; from the 16th-century: Levi ibn Habib (the Ralbah), and from the mystical school of Safed Shelomoh Alkabez, Isaac Luria (the Ari) and his exponent Hayyim Vital; and from the 18th-century: the founder of Hasidism Yisrael Baal Shem Tov, later Hasidic Masters, and the Lithuanian Jewish Orthodox leader and Kabbalist the Vilna Gaon.

With the 16th-century rational systemization of Cordoveran Kabbalah by the Ramak, and the subsequent new paradigm of Lurianic Kabbalah by the Ari, Kabbalah replaced "Hakirah" (Rationalistic Medieval Jewish Philosophy) as the mainstream traditional Jewish theology, both in scholarly circles and in the popular imagination. Isaac Luria taught new explanations of the process of gilgul, and identification of the reincarnations of historic Jewish figures, which were compiled by Haim Vital in his Shaar HaGilgulim.

The idea of gilgul became popular in Jewish folk belief, and is found in much Yiddish literature among Ashkenazi Jews. It is also prevalent among the sources of the Sefardim as well.

Jewish process of Gilgul in Kabbalah

The essential Kabbalistic text in regards to gilgul is called Sha'ar Ha'Gilgulim (The Gate of Reincarnations), based on the work of Rabbi Isaac Luria (and compiled by his disciple, Rabbi Chaim Vital). It describes the deep, complex laws of reincarnation. One concept that arises from Sha'ar Ha'gilgulim is the idea that gilgul is paralleled physically by pregnancy. In Kabbalah, any higher spiritual truth is seen to be reflected in lower forms in this physical World. This is because the Divine life force for this realm first descends through the chain of higher realms.

We are presently teaching an English translation of the Sha'ar Ha'gilgulim. It is located on the Revealed Wisdom page of the yeshshem website in the Advanced Class column.

The Ark in the Ari (Isaac Luria) Ashkenazi Synagogue in Safed. Luria fully expounded the Kabbalistic doctrine of gilgul. In this view reincarnation is an expression of Divine Mercy.

In Kabbalistic understanding of gilgul, which differs from many Eastern-religious views, reincarnation is not fatalistic or automatic, nor is it essentially a punishment of sin, or reward of virtue.

In Judaism, the Heavenly realms could fulfill Maimonides' Principle of faith in Reward and Punishment. Rather, it is concerned with the process of individual Tikune (Rectification) of the soul. In Kabbalistic interpretation, each Jewish soul is reincarnated enough times only in order to fulfill each of the 613 Mitzvot. The souls of the righteous among the Nations may be assisted through gilgulim to fulfill their Seven Laws of Noah. As such gilgul is an expression of Divine compassion, and is seen as a Heavenly agreement with the individual soul to descend again. This stress on physical performance and perfection of each Mitzvah, is tied to the Lurianic doctrine of Cosmic Tikune of Creation. In these new teachings, a Cosmic catastrophe occurred at the beginning of Creation called the "Shattering of the Vessels" of the Sefirot in the "World of Tohu (Chaos)". The vessels of the Sefirot broke and fell down through the spiritual Worlds until they were embedded in our physical realm as "sparks of holiness" (Nitzutzot). The reason in Lurianic Kabbalah that almost all Mitzvot involve physical action is that through their performance, they elevate each particular Spark of holiness associated with that commandment. Once all the Sparks are redeemed to their spiritual source, the Messianic Era begins.

This metaphysical theology gives cosmic significance to the life of each person, as each individual has particular tasks that only they can fulfill. Therefore, gilgulim assist the individual soul in this cosmic plan. This also explains the Kabbalistic reason why the future eschatological Utopia will be in this World, as only in the lowest, Physical realm is the purpose of Creation fulfilled.

Spiritual Dimension of all Creations

In Kabbalah, from its initial Medieval form onwards, Creation is described as a descending Chain of spiritual Worlds of cause and effect. The new 16th-century Kabbalistic paradigm of Isaac Luria extends the meaning of this with the concept of the holy sparks. Creation is a continuous process of Divine vitality. All physical and spiritual Creations only continue to exist due to the immanent Divine Ohr ("Light"), from God's Will to create, that they constantly receive. This immanent flow forms the spark of holiness in any Created form. This teaches that the true essence of anything is only its Divine spark within that gives it continual existence. If the light were to be withdrawn, the creation would cease to exist. This complete dependence on Divinity is hidden in this lowest physical realm, but the souls and angels of successively higher spiritual realms are nullified to the Divine Unity, in successively higher degrees. This explains the statement of Isaac Luria that even stones possess a subtle form of soul. With the focus in Lurianic Kabbalah on Cosmic Tikune rectification, accordingly every leaf also possesses a soul that "came into this world to receive a rectification".

Above-conscious root of Gilgul

16th-century Lurianic doctrine was the first time that Kabbalah focused on gilgul, because it forms the microcosmic parallel to the Cosmic Divine rectification taught by Luria. In Medieval Kabbalah of the Zohar, which received its full rational synthesis in 16th-century Cordoveran Kabbalah, immediately before the new teachings of Luria, Gilgul was not the focus as intellectual categorization was sought.

Lurianic Kabbalah, accordingly, while also fully systemized in rational articulation, nonetheless focuses on Divine soul levels above intellect. The central doctrine of Luria is the Tzimtzum (Divine "Withdrawal") that paradoxically transcends human logic. The Tikune rectification of the Tzimtzum, involving the "birur" (elevation) of the sparks of Creation, and their soul parallel of Gilgul, similarly are rooted in Divine levels above intellect. In the foundational Kabbalistic structure of the 10 Sefirot (emanations), Keter (Divine Will) transcends the intellectual Sefirot, and is the origin of All.

The Lurianic idea that all physical and spiritual Creations possess their particular bodily "soul", explains the notion that gilgul can involve a person's soul occasionally being exiled into lower creatures, plants or even stones.

chanoch's Commentary

I left the above sections in this basic class on gilgulim so that one can learn potential mistakes that our egos cause us to make. To simplify what was said so that one can understand what is taught in Kabbalah:

1. There is the Ain Sof which consists of a Vessel and its fulfillment. This vessel includes any and all desires.

2. In an evolutionary process from top down there was a "Breaking of the Vessels." This Breaking of the vessels gives the impression/illusion that it is chaotic. Actually each spark of the vessel that is concealed by the Klipot has a known tikune or correction. These Tikunim is affected by Man doing Mitzvot. There is also an aspect of time involved with the effecting of Tikune of some sparks.

Thus, certain people have the responsibility to do a Mitzvah at a certain time in a certain place or to not do an action that their reactive nature starts them doing. If they either do what is supposed to be done, or do not do what is not supposed to be done, they effect tikune which is an actual and a metaphorical elevation of the fallen spark.

When all sparks are elevated Mashiach will manifest and perfection is reattained.

5 Levels of the Soul

In Jewish mysticism the human soul has five levels that relate to different levels of the Sefirot (Divine emanations). Based on an ancient Midrashic source. Kabbalah (followed also in Hasidic interpretation of Kabbalah) gives names for these five levels. Their corresponding Sefirot have both outer spiritual functions (vessels) and inner dimensions (lights), that relate to outer manifestations of the human soul, and their inner psychological "soul powers." The five levels of the human soul in ascending order:

Level of Soul Nature

1. Nefesh ("Lifeforce") Conscious aspect of soul invested in Action. Malchut (Kingship) in the Sefirot - The lowest level of soul that is an intermediary between the body consciousness and the upper levels of soul consciousness. The Nefesh is in the Blood says the Torah. The Kabbalah tells us that the Nefesh is the white blood cells and the immune system.

2. Ruach ("Spirit") Conscious aspect of soul invested in Emotions. 6 Emotional Sefirot (Chesed to Yesod). Generally potentially enters at age 13 for a boy and age 12 plus 1 day for a girl.

3. Neshamah ("Soul") Conscious aspect of soul invested in Intellect. Binah (Understanding) in the Sefirot. Logic is the major tool of this level in both the negative and positive aspects.

4. Chayah ("Living") Transcendent unconscious level of soul. Vessel for unlimited light of conscious Chochmah (Wisdom). Revelation of unconscious Outer-Keter (Will) in Sefirot.

5. Yechida ("Singular") Essential, transcendent root of soul. Vessel for unconscious Keter in Sefirot. Revelation of Inner-Keter (Delight) and soul essence (Faith).

The most basic component of the soul, the Nefesh, is always part of the gilgul process, as it must leave at the cessation of blood production (a stage of death). It moves to another body, where life has begun. There are four other soul components and different nations of the world possess different forms of souls with different purposes.

Other Processes of Transmigration

Gilgul is contrasted with the other processes in Kabbalah of Ibbur, the attachment of a second soul to an individual, and Dybuk, the exile of a soul. These subjects are covered extensively in our class on Advanced Reincarnation.

A Dybuk is a soul that is generally afraid to be judged in the upper worlds and either sentenced to Gihinom or to reincarnation. This is the source of the ideas of exorcism which is real and true yet very rare.

Ibbur refers to a soul that joins a reincarnated soul after the age of 13. An Ibbur can be connected to assist a reincarnated soul or it can be a soul that needs to "borrow" a body to achieve a Tikune.

Other Aspects of Reincarnation

The ARI and the Baal Shem Tov teach that it is important to find out what mistakes were made in our previous incarnations. The ARI actually says that one can not complete one's Tikune without this knowledge. How to find out this information is covered in our basic class on Tikune.

The Hasidic figure of the tzadik (Hasidic Rebbe), to which the followers would flock, was believed to know the particular past gilgulim of each person who came to them, through their semi-prophetic abilities, and the future destiny of each person. However, in Hasidic thought, they would not directly reveal this information in private consultation, as for the follower to know the tasks would introduce self-centeredness, and Divine "help from Above". Through its Divine Service, Hasidism sought to make Divinity revealed "from Below" to fulfill the Ultimate purpose of Creation. Nonetheless, the Tzadik would give assistance and special advice that would both help the follower to achieve their tasks, yet also preserve the full soulfulness "from Below" of the common person's Divine service.

Descent of the Generations

Traditional Judaism views latter generations to be spiritually inferior and lower than earlier generations. This belief, called Yeridat ha-dorot ("Descent of the generations"), shapes the development of traditional Jewish thought. In Talmudic commentary and Halachah it means that latter authorities in the Eras of Rabbinic Judaism generally do not disagree with authorities from a previous era. The basis of this is two-fold. In the historical chain of transmission of Judaism from generation to generation, a latter generation is further removed from the original Revelation of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The Halachic authorities of a subsequent generation would avoid disagreeing with the preceding Halachic authorities, since to reach them, the chain of Torah transmission is longer and more vulnerable to mistaken recollection. This applies until the Oral Torah was written down in the Talmud, where the Amoraim Sages of the Gemara commentary do not disagree with the earlier Tannaim Sages of the Mishna. Accordingly, the Mishnaic Pirkei Avot begins with a historical account of the chain of Oral Torah transmission from Moses, until it became written down in the Mishna. Once the Oral Torah was written down in the Talmud and its commentaries, the principle still applies for a second reason. While Halachah adapts itself to new technological innovations, the principles behind it are held to be foundational. Latter authorities are less qualified to define the fundamental parameters of Halachah.

How does the Descent of the Generations apply to Gilgulim?

In Kabbalah the descent of the souls is well understood, respected, and taught. Since all souls are rooted in the same source, how does this descent apply? When Adam sinned all souls were sullied in different ways. These different ways is what creates the descent of the Generations. The Kabbalah teaches that the deeper the souls fall (become sullied) the higher their return. Meaning the longer the spiritual ascent.

Reincarnation in the Torah

Reincarnation is not mentioned directly in the Torah. It is explained in the Torah in the sections of the Esser Debrot that the HaShem is Long Suffering and will visit the sins of the father on to the children up to 3 or 4 generations. In Deuteronomy it says that no man suffers for the sins of another. It is hard to reconcile these two directly opposing statements.

The Zohar explains that the words generation and children are referring to reincarnation. The children is a reincarnation while a generation is relating to the different levels of soul mentioned above.

It is said that the study of Torah is a protection shield from Gehinom or Hell. The Zohar explains that reincarnation is an aspect of God's Loving Kindness. By sending a soul back to another body and allowing it the time and space to change itself the soul achieves its Tikune. If it is not sent back for this purpose then the soul must be cleansed of these negative actions. This is only possible through self direction or through a period of Gehinom.

Gehinom is actually the name of a valley in Israel. It is a place where the God Molech was fed literally - the children from the parents who worshipped this God Molech. Gehinom is a place of cleansing. Yet it is actually a process of pain and suffering. Reincarnation is a place where the pain and suffering can be modified by making personal choice. This can not be done in Gehinom.

The universe must always be balanced. When one makes or takes an action that causes pain to another that pain must be returned to the person who caused it. This is called the Boomerang Law. This leads into a concept called Middah Keneged Midah or measure for measure. One of the purposes of reincarnation is to balance the universe measure for measure - action for action.

How to know if someone is Your Soul Mate

This subject is one that creates a lot of questions and it is also a subject that is very misunderstood.

As we have discussed in other classes as well as this one. There is one cosmic soulmate. We are promised that we will see this cosmic soulmate once in each lifetime that both of you incarnate. Remember the female does not have to reincarnate. She has free choice in this respect. The male is sentenced as an effect of his actions in the last lifetime.

Each time a man and a woman are married in whatever ceremony they choose they are creating the condition of becoming soul mates for the time they are married. So when a married couple ask if they are soul mates i have to clarify the question.

The ARIzal teaches that there are 5 signs of true soulmates. They are:

1. Complementary Sun and Moon Signs in their Astrological chart.

2. The two people come from across a sea. The meaning of this may be literal or more likely they just never thought of each other in that way. An example of this is two kids who grew up next to each other; went to the same high school; went away to college and then married other people. Finally go to a high school 10 year reunion just coming out of divorces and look at each other and "see" someone totally new.

3. When the marriage is announced the parents or the family is against it. They try to keep the pair apart and after the marriage everything is fine and they are happy with the new additions to their family. This is just the Satan trying to prevent the revelation of light from the marriage of soul mates.

4. The pair have a spiritual goal together.

5. After the marriage the love continues to grow to greater and greater heights and unity. This is why one can never be sure that they are married to their cosmic soul mates as the love needs to continue to grow.

Since there has been a significant discussion about same sex marriage in this country the last few years we will discuss this with respect to reincarnation. In the Talmud there are 7 different words that mean a particular type of sex. These 7 names are as follows (the following is my intuition not something i have read or heard):

Ish - Male body male soul

Isha - Female body - female soul

? - Hermoprodyte(sic) - body with both sex organs - both types of souls as a Tikune

? - Male body - female soul

? - Female body - Male soul

Tumtum - No sex organs in a body - soul can be either male or female

? - Mixed Sex body (this is an unknown situation

The question mark means i do not know the Hebrew word in the Talmud. There are operations that take place in hospitals by pediatric surgeons. These operations are to change the sex organs of certain babies that do not have "normal" sex organs. You can google it to verify these statements.

The same sex marriages are between the third and fourth people on this list. The Bible says that we should not lie with a man like we do with a woman. This is referring to Sodomy and no other issues. This subject will take an essay unto itself. I will answer questions about this subject if anyone is interested but i do not want to do this piecemeal. It seems to be too important a subject.

Other Reincarnation Issues

In the Bible - in Exodus Chapter 20 in the first Esser Debrot paragraph it says that the negative aspects of a man's actions will be visited upon his children until the third and fourth generation. In Deuteronomy it says that no one suffers for the sins of another. In Numbers (i think i did not look this one up) it says that HaShem is long suffering and will reward righteous actions up to a 1000 times while unrighteous actions are hated and will not be tolerated in a man.

This is where we learn about reincarnation in the Torah. Children are Gilgulim. A good deed allows someone to reincarnate up to 1000 times to achieve a tikune. Someone who does not do any good deeds in three lifetimes - sometimes 4 lifetimes will split into six sparks. These sparks take on the sharing of the tikune of the soul who did not do a righteous action. This sharing makes the process easier and therefore doable when clearly they were not able to do anything in the earlier gilgul.

There is a process called Midah Keneged Midah - Measure for Measure that applies in many aspects of the Torah. It is especially valid in gilgulim. Sometimes a soul will incarnate as an animal. This is why Noach was told to eat animals to assist in the elevation of souls reincarnated as animals due to their actions as the generation of the flood. When one acts as a pig in the way they eat food. They can be reincarnated as a pig to learn to change their ways. A Rabbi who talks against the study of Kabbalah will reincarnate as a dog who is owned by a Kabbalists and will sit at his master's feet learning what he forbade others and caused them to not do which harms their souls when someone is given the opportunity to study Kabbalah and does not. A dog is Calev - like a heart. Reincarnating as a Rabbi's dog, the soul learns to feel the desires of others which he could not hear in his previous incarnation.

We will discuss the Shoah in our last class. Yet there is one aspect that needs to be explained now. When the negative system is given permission to cause a plague even righteous people get caught up in the chaos. Actually as a member of the generation that needs a plague to cleanse what the generation did that is a mistake they are receiving their due. This plague or massive chaos also applies on the spiritual level. Satan was given permission to drop some souls into homes that did not feel proper for them in order to force them to search for a way out of their comfort zone. Remember the adage the only thing evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Is that not what happened Germany from 1932 to 1939? This is the cause of so many people coming to convert to Judaisim in the last few generations. They reincarnated into non Jewish homes in order to search for truth. That is not to say that a non Jew searcher needs to convert. Maybe some do and maybe in this lifetime it is unnecessary and doing so stops them from doing their own specific tikune. That is why i am available to discuss all questions with my students and to teach a technique called a dream question or asking the Goral method depending on which the student wishes to learn. Please take advantage of this wisdom by calling and asking me to discuss these subjects individually. Not out of curiosity but out of true need to know.

Here is a sample of the reincarnation information in the writings of some of the Kabbalists.

The Hasidic Rebbe, Moshe Teitelbaum of Ujhel (1759–1841), who was one of the founders of Hasidism in Hungary, 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 Patriarch 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 Jerusalem. 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.

The contemporary scholar of Kabbalah and Hasidut, Yitzchak Ginsburgh, identifies Isaac Newton as the modern reincarnation of Noah on his website. He uses gematria in this identification, but also describes associations that run deeper. In the commentary of the Zohar on the story of Noah's flood, the Zohar gives a prediction that in the latter part of the 6th millennium in the Hebrew calendar dating system (the secular years 1740-1840), a great increase in "Wisdom (In the flood: water) from Above, and Wisdom (Biblically: water) from Below" will be revealed to prepare for the 7th Messianic millennium. If the generation of Noah had been worthy, their flood would have taken the form of wisdom rather than destructive water. This predicted expansion of Torah wisdom ("from Above") and Secular Wisdom and Science (from "Below") was instead delayed until the 6th millennium. This interpretation ties Newton, the founding forerunner of Modern Science, with Biblical Noah. Additionally, Newton rejected Trinitarian ideas in favor of Old Testament Monotheism, a more complete expression of the Seven Laws of Noah. He devoted his scholarly activity as much to esoteric calculations of Bible Codes and the Third Temple, of which Noah's Ark is seen in Jewish commentary as the spiritual prototype, as much as to Mathematics and Physics. His Newtonian physics defined the mechanistic philosophy of Science until modern Physics broke it, analogous to "Wisdom from Above" superseding "Wisdom from Below." Additionally, the Seven Colors of Newton's prism split light are the Jewish symbol for the Seven Laws of Noah.

Yitzchak Ginsburgh uses this Kabbalistic identification to support his articulation of the inner Kabbalistic meaning of the Noahide Laws, which have both outer legislation in Halachah, and inner meaning in Kabbalah. Their inner meaning helps fulfill the eschatological role of each Righteous Noahide in the Jewish Messianic description of Universal Redemption for all Nations of the World.

chanoch's Commentary

I am overwhelmed by the depth and beauty built into the above paragraphs. There is so much to comment upon that i do not have permission to do so. Please realize and consider what is being hinted to within these paragraphs.

Are there any questions on this subject or any other subjects?