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Caleb, the Cave & the Curse of Canaan
Kabbalah teaches that Caleb's soul root was to rectify G-d's manifestation in This World.
Caleb, along with Joshua, was one of the only two messengers sent to spy out the Land of Israel who remained faithful to the mission. Caleb was a reincarnation of the soul of Eliezer, the servant of Abraham, who had gone from being cursed to being blessed.
Souls of Spies and Princes
Joseph's brothers were reincarnated as the spies sent into Israel
The patriarch Jacob had twelve sons, each of which became the progenitor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. When Joseph told his brothers, "you are spies", he was in effect telling them that all eleven of them would be reincarnated as the spies who spied out the land.
Kabbalah describes the severe punishment of being cut off from one's spiritual soul-mate.
"And the soul that [serves idols] with an uplifted hand [intentionally] …blasphemes G-d…; that soul will be cut off… [as long as] its transgression is within it [i.e. if he does not repent].

If the soul had remained holy and not sinned, it would join together with its mate in Paradise and thereby produce the soul of converts, as mentioned in the Zohar.
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