Afterlife: The Jewish View
The part of a person’s soul that has achieved its mission moves on to its next residence in the World of Souls and what follows. This completed portion of soul remains as that person’s unique identity for eternity. The portion of that person’s soul which did not complete its mission is what becomes subject to reincarnation. This incomplete portion of soul is placed inside another body and becomes an entirely new person with a new consciousness. This new person is not the same as the first person. The first person has lost his or her opportunity to perfect that part of his soul which was formerly part of him. The knowledge of this lost opportunity is part of the remorse one experiences in the next world.
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