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Follow-up to "Do non-jews have soul mates?":

Can a Jew have a non-Jewish "bashert" (Divinely designated soul-mate) or vice-versa?

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Well, there are multiple instances throughout the Tanach and the Talmud where a non-Jew converted to Judaism and married a Jew (see, for e.g., here). –  Fred Jun 19 at 4:33

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The idea of Bashert is that soul-mates are actually two halves of a single soul. Jews and non-Jews possess different types of souls. Therefore, a Jew and a non-Jew cannot be two halves of one soul, and cannot be Bashert.

A convert is a different story. When a person converts, he receives in some way a new, Jewish soul. That soul is considered newly born, and can match up with a Jew. Prior to the conversion, the aspiring convert does not possess the soul that can be Bashert for a Jew.

As for the Jewish status of people prior to the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai - that is a separate, unrelated topic.

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no and here's why... 1) a union of a Jew and a non-Jew is not a marriage. not only is it wrong to have such relationship of this type but doing so isn't even considered being married at all. 2) G-d would not have your bashert be someone you could not marry

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This answer would be much more valuable if you could edit in your sources. –  Isaac Moses Jun 19 at 6:14
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Maybe they're supposed to convert. –  Double AA Jun 19 at 15:29
    
it would only be after a convert converts that they could be someone's bashert and not before. while this might sound the same at first there is a subtle difference –  Dude Jun 19 at 15:44
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@Dude - I don't know how true that point is. What "religion" were Rivkah, Rachel and Le'ah, or for that matter, Abraham and Sarah? Joseph married an Egyptian, and Moshe married a Midianite. We assume those 2 converted, though there is no mention in Tana"ch of that. Are you suggesting theat each of these women were not already pre-destined (bashert) prior to conversion? –  DanF Jun 19 at 17:05
    
being Jewish is about the neshama. before manton toirah each individual had to live their lives a certain way to ensure this. after manton toirah it became solidified that the Jewish people were connected in way to G-d like never before and so this neshamah could now be passed on by birth from their parents –  Dude Jun 20 at 0:49

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