Thursday, February 19, 2009

In A Past Gilgul

וְאֵלֶּה, הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר תָּשִׂים, לִפְנֵיהֶם

These are the judgments you shall place before them.” (Shemos 21:1)

Degel Machaneh Ephraim, Parshas Mishpatim:

The Zohar on Parshas Mishpatim 94a comments “These are the orders of reincarnations.” This is quite wondrous since the verse simply goes on to explain the laws of monetary damages.

I have heard that there are times when one takes another to court, and he knows that he is truthfully in the right. However, the case in Torah law judges him guilty rather than innocent.

He should not question this by saying how can this be if the Torah is truth, and its ways are pleasantness? He must assume that he was liable to the other litigant in a previous reincarnation. Now the Torah obligates him to pay in order to discharge his previous obligation.

His litigant who is taking the money dishonestly will also pay for it in the future. These cases are numerous in the laws of money and damages. This is what the Zohar was alluding to. That “These are the judgments” these monetary cases even though they may seem to contradict the truth are actually the order of reincarnations. They are Hashem’s way of settling between litigants since He created the souls and knows their behavior in past reincarnations.


At February 19, 2009 at 6:12:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

This translation was done by Rabbi Tal Zwecker

At February 19, 2009 at 7:16:00 PM EST, Blogger Menashe said...

The Baal Shem Tov and Mishpatim/techiyas hameisim -


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