Soul & Mystical
Have you ever burst into tears for no apparent reason? That is your soul calling out to you, saying hello.
Wait, does Judaism even believe in such things? I thought they were Far-Eastern ideas and New Age concepts. Isn’t the Torah about ritual and performance – do this, do not do that? The Hebrew school I went to never mentioned a soul, and it certainly wasn’t a mystical experience. What does my soul even look like? How do I know when I’ve seen it? How may I touch the mysteries of mysticism?
Around 70% of the Torah is occupied with the 42 journeys of the Jewish people through the wilderness. The Baal Shem Tov explains that the forty-two journeys in the wilderness – from Egypt to Israel – mirror forty-two journeys or phases that each person experiences throughout life.