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Torah in Ten: Bereishit

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Torah in Ten: Bereishit

Topics include: The Tree of Knowledge, the reincarnations of Cain and Abel and a hidden reference to Lilith.
Cain Murders Abel, Abel, Cain, Tree of Knowledge, Sin of, Lilith, Bereishit

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Simcha GLENVIEW NAS November 11, 2019

I was wondering about your idea that the soul of the hebrew Slave went into Yitro. Does a would come in and out of bodies or is it constant from the day it is born? I am perplexed by this idea. I can think that the soul changed if Yitro actually converted, but I am looking for more clarity. Reply

Yisroel Cotlar for December 18, 2019
in response to Simcha:

A person's particular Neshama is already present from the moment of birth.

However, in the case of a convert, the individual fully receives that Neshama at conversion. A potential for that soul, however, can be present beforehand. That is why the Talmud refers to the convert as “a convert who comes to convert” rather than as “a gentile who comes to convert.” Reply

Anonymous Canada December 3, 2017

Could you give some reference for the Ari zal ideas that you talk about in the videos please.
Thanx Reply

Leahla October 4, 2017

Wasn't Jethro a lot older than both Moses and the Egyptian that he killed?

So then, how could Cain's poor soul go from the Egyptian that Moses killed to Jethro?

Thank you for your interesting interpretation of the Jewish faith! Reply

Meira Shana San Diego November 23, 2016

Abel's descendants? How is that possible? Was Abel 'married' and did they have children? Reply

Mr. lee oberg via November 5, 2011

Thank You! Thank you Rabbi for sharing your valuable perspective. I have come to Torah study later in life than most and appreciate and look forward to your lessons. Reply

Anonymous israel, israel November 2, 2011

question, please how do we see this as inspiring and not depressing? are we guinea pigs in this experiment called "creation" - just born to fight again and again the zohamah? i seriously want to do my avodah bsimcha. it's not easy. Reply

D Schneider Gateshead, England August 31, 2011 The exegesis is fanciful in the extreme and of no practical help (hokmah) at all to those who wish to live by the Torah in an ungodly society. The speaker seems to have a wonderful talent as can be seen from his attempt to obscure the Word of G-d. A teacher of the Tanakh ought to feed the flock with manna, not with husks. Reply

Anonymous Lodz, Poland November 29, 2010

fine Point after point & subject after subject gives a worthly detail. I'm your student. Reply

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