Babies’ crying at birth has intrigued mankind for centuries. There are many scientific explanations for this phenomenon. Some scientists say babies cry immediately after they were born, mainly because their lungs are underdeveloped and they struggle to take a breath of fresh air for the first time. The only way for babies to have a meaningful communication with adults is by crying. They often signal with roaring cries that something is wrong. Regardless of whether they are hungry or just have a soiled diaper, babies do cry a lot.
However, before science gave us valid reasons to understand babies’ cries, people used to believe old myths and legends from folklore. One of those myths gives a peculiar explanation why babies cry at birth. It states that you actually imitate the cry which you gave when you died in your previous life. According to Kabalah, the reincarnated soul enters the body of the newborn with the first breath it takes. The soul is then trapped in a new body with no developed muscles and with no ability to speak, nor write. The cry is caused by physiological pain rather than psychological. After a while the soul gets used to the new terrifying existence and learns that cooing brings smiles and happy faces.