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Why did Rabbi Saadia Gaon reject Reincarnations (Gilgulim)?

B”H The Jewish concept of GILGULIM (REINCARNATION) was introduced by Rabbi Akivah. “The Bahir (Sefer HaBahir)” explains how Rabbi Akivah came to this conclusion that must be reincarnated souls, and I will explain it in a later article. I think it was Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan who stated the following: Rabbi Saadia Gaon rejected reincarnations because … Continue reading