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  1. Drew
    January 6, 2019 @ 4:34 am

    No such things as soulmates or “the one” person out there for everyone. There are thousands and thousands of people that may be a good match for any other person. The myth of “the one” is not just falses, but destructive.

    https://medium.com/@RationalMale/there-is-no-one-313d8ed916b8

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    • Dovid Feldman
      January 7, 2019 @ 2:02 am

      Hi Drew – Thanks for the comment.

      While you are correct that there are 1000s of people to chose from, most of us don’t connect with 1000s of people intimately — we usually connect with 1, 2 or 3 people over a lifetime that really touch our soul. These are your soul-mates (also, you can see my comment to Rollo below regarding having more than one soul mate).

      I agree with you that devoting yourself to a soulmate has a danger – I am familiar with the concept of “one-itis”. However, it has a plus-side as well. Having been married for 25+ years, as well as a marriage therapist, I can personally and professionally attest to the idea that without a core belief that this person is “the one”, there is a great chance that a relationship will fail, ultimately. or perhaps never achieve its best version of itself.

      That is the point of the post.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Gd Bless

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  2. Rollo Tomassi
    January 6, 2019 @ 4:38 pm

    This is why your idea about soulmates is scripturally disproved

    (Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-40)
    23That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and questioned Him. 24“Teacher,” they said, “Moses declared that if a man dies without having children, his brother is to marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. 25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died without having children. So he left his wife to his brother. 26The same thing happened to the second and third brothers, down to the seventh. 27And last of all, the woman died. 28In the resurrection, then, whose wife will she be of the seven? For all of them were married to her.”

    29Jesus answered, “You are mistaken because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30In the resurrection, people will neither marry nor be given in marriage. Instead, they will be like the angelsb in heaven. 31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what God said to you: 32‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?’c He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

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    • Dovid Feldman
      January 7, 2019 @ 1:03 am

      B”H

      Hi Rollo – don’t know if this is really you or not — but thanks for taking the time and commenting on my blog.

      Regarding soul-mates, I not only have read what you’ve written on it, as well as listened to several of your talks on it – love your work, kudos to you.

      Back to the point – As much as I respect you and your religion, it is not mine, so I don’t follow exactly what your scriptures say. As you do follow the Old Testament, you may be interested to know that soulmates are 100% part of the Jewish theology, as well as an essential part of Jewish Mysticism (Kabbalah) and feature prominently in the understanding of the purpose of creation.

      From your comment, it appears that you are trying to suggest that because this woman had more than one husband, that she could not have been a soulmate to any of them. That is an excellent point and quite confusing. Let me see if I can explain something which I was taught, and it may make sense to you.

      There are only a certain number of “whole souls” that Gd created. Most of us are not whole souls, but pieces of older souls, which are re-incarnated into the world. As an example of this, we know that there were only 600,000 Jewish men standing at Mount Sinai to receive the 10 commandment. It is also known that every soul throughout Jewish history was literally at that point. This is why Gd a Jew can never say to Gd — “Hey Gd, leave me alone! You revealed yourself to my ancestors, and not to me!” We cannot get away with this because every soul was there. And yet, today (as was the case for most of history) there are somewhere between 5 -7 million Jewish males (each with a soul) in the world. Same holds true for women.

      Therefore, it is very plausible (and most-likely) that in today’s time (as well as in the time of your quote) where we are all partial-souls, one woman can be mates with numerous men, and vice versa. The piece of her soul could be connected with a different sliver in each of her husbands. This was actually most-likely the case, and that is specifically why she had to marry all 7.

      In any case, if this is the real “Rollo”, I’m a big fan. If you ever feel like reaching out or discussing this more, please do.

      Thank you,

      Dovid Feldman

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