Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bashert

I was recently introduced to the Jewish idea of soulmate called bashert, at a theatre production of the rather bizarre "Clean House". After poking around on the web, I found the following description from an article on JewishJournal.com:

"A Jerusalem rabbi once told me that when we're born, God whispers the name of our beshert -- our soulmate or destiny. The cleft above our lips, he said, is where God places a finger, to silence our ability to reveal the secret."

Rather lovely I think.

2 comments:

Ike said...

"God whispers the name of our beshert -- our soulmate or destiny."

When God wrote the names of the elect in the Lambs Book of Life...."we" were not there to cast our vote.

Girl In a Glass House said...

Ike...interesting comment

This was a beautiful quote as well