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Repenting for our Mitzvahs

The story is told of a chassid who poured out his heart to his colleague: “Will we ever truly repent for our sins?” he moaned. “Our...

How do I ensure that my resolution to self-improve will last?

The human being has many natural needs and desires, both physical and emotional. A feeling of self-worth and accomplishment is the most basic human...

Does repentance only benefit the sinner?

“Let the evil one abandon his way, and the iniquitous person his [unholy] thoughts. Let him return to G-d and have mercy on him...

How can I be happy if I am always feeling guilty about past sins?

You can't. And that's proof enough that your guilt is causing you spiritual damage. Good guilt is actually the remorse we feel for having sinned...

I've repented, but I can't get rid of my guilt. Any advice?

Repentance is not about curing your feelings of guilt. It's about being forgiven. When you tell someone "I'm sorry," it's not because you feel...

I offended a friend and asked her forgiveness several times, but she refuses. What do I do now?

According to halachah (Jewish law), in such an instance, the one who is guilty of the offense is supposed to gather some friends of the victim and together...

Am I required to forgive a person who has hurt me, if he has not apologized?

If the person has not requested forgiveness then you are not obligated to forgive.However, the Torah warns against harboring hate against another Jew in...

How do I atone for a sin which I committed against a fellow human being?

In order to be granted forgiveness for a sin against a fellow man or woman, one must first (make restitution when applicable) placate and ask for...

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...