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213. What Would Be the Point?
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Teshuvah 5:3 The idea of free will is a fundamental principle of the Torah as per Deuteronomy 30:15, “Behold, I set before you today life and goodness, and death and evil.” Similarly, Deuteronomy 11:26 says, “I have set before you today the blessing and the curse,” meaning that the choice is up to us. A […]
212. Free Will
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Teshuvah 5:1 All people have free will. If a person wants to follow the path of good, that’s in his power. If he prefers to follow the path of evil, that option is also his. This is what the Torah means when it says “man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil” […]
211. There’s Always Hope
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Teshuvah 4:5 Five things encourage a sinner to continue in his ways and are very hard to change. Therefore, a person should be careful not to become attached to these things, namely: (1) gossip; (2) slander; (3) having a quick temper; (4) being preoccupied with evil thoughts; (5) being friendly with an evil person because […]
210. Things That Impede Teshuvah
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Teshuvah 4:3 There are five sins for which it is impossible for a person to repent completely. These are sins between a person and his fellow about which it is impossible to know whom one wronged in order to make things right ask for forgiveness. These are: (1) cursing the masses without cursing a specific […]
209. Rebuke
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Teshuvah 4:1 There are 24 things that can impede teshuvah: Four are sins so severe that God will not allow the one who commits them to repent, namely: (1) a person who causes the masses to sin, or who prevents them from fulfilling a positive commandment; (2) a person who leads another astray from the […]
Charity/Tzedaka: To Whom
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General Rules Family First Give charity first to family; then to your local or nearby community. Only then may you give to remote communities, especially if the remote communities are in Eretz Yisrael. Who Qualifies To Receive Charity A person may receive charity if he or she has so little money that he or she must […]
208. Other Sins
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Teshuvah 3:13 Instilling fear on the community not for altruistic spiritual purposes refers to a person who rules over the community with a strong hand, causing them to fear him. Such a person’s only intention is his own honor; nothing he does is for God’s honor. Teshuvah 3:14 All the individuals listed in this chapter […]