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by Athol
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Jewish faith & life
Topic: Judaism and Reincarnation
Replies: 16
Views: 24763

In Judaism their are different levels to the soul called nefesh, ruach, neshmah and coverings of the soul chayah and yechidah. The nefesh is the soul we are born with- or the vessel of the soul. The concept of Gilgul refers especially to the level of neshamah and Gilgul is also called Gilgul Neshamo...
by Athol
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Jewish faith & life
Topic: Judaism and Reincarnation
Replies: 16
Views: 24763

And if my memory is correct Gilgal is also mentioned in the story of Elijah who went up to Heaven in a fiery chariot.
by Athol
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Jesus and the Jewish People
Topic: Jacques Maritain on Anti-Semitism
Replies: 1
Views: 25775

Thanks Ariel. That is a wonderful article. I love his concept of Israel's passion.
by Athol
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Jewish faith & life
Topic: Judaism and Reincarnation
Replies: 16
Views: 24763

The word used in Judaism is Gilgul which in English is translated as reincarnation. In recent centuries this concept of gilgul has come to mean reincarnation in Jewish circles. It comes from the words galgal (circle/round) and Gilgal (places of stone circles mentioned in the Bible). It actually refe...
by Athol
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Jewish faith & life
Topic: Judaism and Reincarnation
Replies: 16
Views: 24763

Khagan was the title of many rulers of peoples in that part of the world so I don't think that on its own would connect Attila the Hun with the Khazar Jews. Yair Davidi has recently written a book on the Khazars which is very interesting. The Ashkenazi certainly contain those of Khazar ancestry but ...
by Athol
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy australia Day
Replies: 7
Views: 13537

HI Lynda- nice to hear from you. My sister-in-law is on holiday in NZ at the moment and my 80 year old aunt is off next week with her cousin also 80 on a trip to NZ. three of my nephews were born in NZ.
by Athol
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Jewish faith & life
Topic: Judaism and Reincarnation
Replies: 16
Views: 24763

Judaism is not just based on the Old Testament but on the Tradition that goes with it. some believe that elements of the Jewish mystical tradition refer to reincarnation. some of the Pharisees believed in it thus the reason that they thought John the Baptist might be Elijah or one of the prophets co...
by Athol
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: The Church Today
Topic: A question about Jerusalem
Replies: 12
Views: 57889

It is a book that is an interview with the mystic called Maria Simma or Simna who died a couple of years ago. the interview was in 2003. the book is called "Get us out of here". I got it from a priest friend of mine. she mentions the revelation of this French heir as part of what melanie of La Salet...
by Athol
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Spotless Lamb for 14 Days
Replies: 4
Views: 6773

LOL I didn't mean you were on the magic mushies just the person with the theory. In a sense there are four days involved if we start the four on thursday afternoon as the beginning of the 24 hours of the Passion. then we have Friday, saturday and the resurrection on sunday. Sunday is the third day a...
by Athol
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy australia Day
Replies: 7
Views: 13537

Aussies Rule. I am jealous about the lamb on the barbie as I am on day five of a grape diet cure with my brother Perry. all I had was grapes, grapes and more grapes. I love queensland- I am in Perth.
by Athol
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy australia Day
Replies: 7
Views: 13537

Happy australia Day

It is Australia Day here (jan 26).
by Athol
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Jewish faith & life
Topic: Judaism and Reincarnation
Replies: 16
Views: 24763

Yes many do believe in reincarnation and it has become more popular in recent years in Judaism. However the Saadia Gaon taught against reincarnation and many also think it is a misintrepretation of spiritual states which have little to do with the idea of reincarnation as believed today which seems ...
by Athol
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Spotless Lamb for 14 Days
Replies: 4
Views: 6773

Yes sounds like someone has been eating the magic mushies again.
by Athol
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: The Church Today
Topic: A question about Jerusalem
Replies: 12
Views: 57889

At the moment I do not have the internet at my home address so i can only check in when I am visiting family who are on the internet. also this time of the year is the summer holidays in Australia so not a good time to spend on a computer. In regards to the Great Monarch I was reading a book about a...
by Athol
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Jewish-Christian Relations
Topic: Passover - Easter
Replies: 6
Views: 7447

No uncircumcised male may take part in eating the Paschal lamb. As we have no Temple or paschal lamb sacrifice it doesn't really apply today to the modern Passover Seder.