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Meaning of gilgul

gil•gul

Pronunciation: (Seph. Heb.gēl-gl'Ashk. Heb.gil'g&oobrevel), [key]
— pl. gil•gu•lim
  1. the soul of a dead person that passes into another living body to assume a new existence and atone for past sins. Cf. dybbuk.
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