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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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 (i.e. a neshama with a connection to knesses yisrael) in addition to his human soul (i.e. the tzelem elokim) that he posessed prior to conversion. The Jewish soul is considered newly born, and can match up with a Jew. Prior to the conversion, the aspiring convert does not possess the type of soul that can be Bashert for a Jew.
I'm not sure if the translations match up exactly, but Rabi Akiva saw the wife of Turnus Rufus and knew through ruach hakodesh that he was going to marry her after she converted.
See Nedarim top of 50b with Rashi and Ran.
Wasn't King David only born because of the fact that Boaz who when was an Israelite married Ruth a Moabite? So in essence, one of the greatest Kings in Jewish history wasn't of complete Jewish descent. In fact, I believe I read that because Ruth tricked Boaz into getting her pregnant, her merits were blessed? Wouldnt that mean The Mashiach would be of only half Jewish decent?
Also, didn't Queen Esther marry a non Jew? King Soloman was with Queen Sheba who wasn't a Jew. My apology if I'm totally off as I'm trying to understand why some of our forefathers could do what they wanted and it was accepted?