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I Deserve Nothing

The key to improving one's character is the recognition of one's own existential lowliness. To be sure, the basis of all Divine service is the recognition...

"Love your fellow like yourself." Right. Like that's really possible...?

You are 100% right. This Mitzvah certainly needs explaining:Firstly, is love a measurable commodity? Is it really possible to regulate exactly how much...

The Antidote to Anger

With regard to judging or condemning the apparent shortcomings and misdeeds of another, our sages have said, “Do not judge your fellow until you have...

Am I allowed to take revenge against someone who has wronged me?

Even if someone has wronged you, you should try to forgive them and certainly not take revenge. The Torah forbids not only revenge (Nekamah), but also...

Must I forgive someone who has wronged me if the offender begs forgiveness?

According to Jewish law1 , if it is apparent that the wrongdoer is sincerely penitent, the victim is obligated to grant forgiveness2 -- even if the...

A discussion about forgiveness.

WreckedRoommate: I had a roommate for several years. He was on drugs, took me to the cleaners financially, and left me in ruins. I don't care to elaborate...

How do I become a giving person?

Giving starts with truly caring about others. When you truly care about another, then automatically you will find yourself giving; both practically and...

Why does the Torah allow slavery?

Preface: words are loaded terms that come with preconceived images. The English word slave has a very denigrating connotation and usually evokes the image...

Can I take revenge if I've been mistreated?

A. To be or to be? Out of the question. Negative Mitzvah #304 says “don’t.” Example: if you ask me for my car, and I say no, you may be...

I can't stand my mother-in-law! What's your advice?!

I don’t understand the question. Just kidding!But seriously, can you imagine a world in which everyone was absolutely the same? I mean, carbon copy,...