Answer: No, the body has nothing to do with the soul, and initially no one has a soul.
A soul is the acquisition of the attribute of love and bestowal. If a person acquires this attribute, it exists in him and not in the body.
There is no physical place in which this attribute can exist; it actually is felt outside the coordinates of our world. This attribute called a soul suddenly is revealed in a person and exists regardless of the body.
A person begins to tie himself gradually to the soul, exist in it, identify himself in it and through it, feel the worlds and his incorporation with others to such an extent that his attitude to his body becomes like to a pet living by his side.
When the body dies, he doesn’t feel that he loses anything because the body was given to him only in order to use it to acquire the soul, and then he doesn’t need the body anymore.
Unless a person acquires his soul and is fully incorporated in it, he needs his body because it is through it that he connects with objects in our world. But when he can operate through the soul, he influences others by it.
Question: If we have no soul initially, what is it that undergoes changes through our reincarnations?
Answer: It is informational data called Reshimo, my spiritual self. However, the Reshimo doesn’t exist in the system of coordinates that the body is in. The body has six directions—north, south, east, west, up, and down—and there is no soul in this system. The soul exists in another dimension.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/8/15