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.


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.

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  • 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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