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Why is it that we say shelo asani isha/sheasani kirtzono every day? Presumably we would only need to thank Hashem once for making us the gender he made us.

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According to the Zohar, the soul leave the body during sleep every night. In fact, there is actually a small chance that the wrong soul returns in the morning. Thus, there is the possibility of receiving the wrong "gendered" soul, and so we thank Hashem every day.

  • If anyone can find the actual source in the Zohar that would be great! I just heard it at a shabbat table. – andrewmh20 Mar 6 '14 at 23:29
  • This is also kind of an answer to trans-gender people min hatorah minayin.... – andrewmh20 Mar 6 '14 at 23:30

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