You get a new soul every single day

get a new soul every day

Hashem gives us a new soul every single day

A shiur given by Rav Eliezer Berland, shlita, Motzaei Shabbat Acharei-Mot Kedoshim in Holon

The Rebbe says that every day a person becomes a new creation. Every day a person receives a new Neshama. With every breath that a person takes, he receives a new Neshamah.

Every breath a person takes, he has to become created from anew.

Every second a person has to do Teshuvah, because through all the sins a person does are created Mesachim [curtains] over the brain that don’t let a person learn, so therefore, a person needs to do Teshuvah again and again, the whole time, on all his sins that he did purposely or by mistake, in order that he should be able to learn with a clear head.

Every breath a person takes, he goes through death and birth from anew, because when a person breathes out, this is like death, and the moment he breathes in, this is a new birth.

The connection between Sisera and Rabbi Akiva

It is written,“There is a vanity which is done upon the earth[1](Kohelet 8:14), that sometimes even the biggest Rasha receives a new Neshama, just like Sisera, who received[2] the Neshama of Rabbi Akiva.

Rabbi Akiva‘s spiritual work was to rectify the spark that was in him of Zimri. Rabbi Eliezer told Rabbi Akiva before he was niftar, after they excommunicated him and Rabbi Akiva didn’t come to learn from him a long time because of this, “You didn’t come to my Shiurim“. And this was a big Pegam (blemish), that he didn’t come to his Shiurim – even though he was excommunicated….

Groan about your sins

The Rebbe says,

Through groaning over ones sins, one unties himself from the root of the Tum’ah”.

A person is always rooted in Tum’ah, he has impure thoughts. Until his last day a person has impure thoughts, as it says, “Behold, with iniquity I was formed, and with sin my mother conceived me” (Tehilim 51:7).

Until the last day of his life a person has impure thoughts, and his whole spiritual work is to detach himself from the ropes of Tum’ah and to tie himself to the ropes of Kedushah (holiness), and then he will receive a new Neshamah and a new body. When he’ll receive a new Neshamah then his body will also become new.

He’ll receive a new body every second, which is detached from the chains of the Tum’ah.

Abridged from the Sparks of Light newsletter #5.  

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[1] The full pasuk is, “There is vanity that is done on the earth, that there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deed of the wicked, and there are wicked men to whom it happens according to the deed of the righteous; I said that this too is vanity”, meaning that sometimes a tzadik will receive reward like a rasha, and a rasha like a tzadik. Here will be explained another aspect, that sometimes we see that a tzadik suddenly starts to be like a rasha, or the opposite.

[2] Inside Sisera was a spark of the neshamah of Rabbi Akivah.


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