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Is there any substitute for the animal sacrifices which brought atonement?

"And we will render the prayer of our lips in place of the sacrifice of bullocks" - Hosea 14:3 According to the Torah there are two stages to...

Without sacrifices how do we atone for our sins?

There is a widespread misconception that merely offering a sacrifices attained atonement for sin. As will become evident, this is not the true Jewish...

A 'how-to' system for repentance: SRVP

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? junior: do negative spiritual forces from sins effect me?...

How do I repent for an accidental sin?

Question: I accidentally committed a sin. It was completely without thought and when I realized it I was crushed. What should I do? Am I in danger of...

What happens if I don't do one of the Mitzvahs?

Question: What happens if a Jew doesn't follow one of the Mitzvahs? Thanks for your insight about this, Derrick Answer: He loses an opportunity to...

How can I ask someone for forgiveness if I don't know where he lives now?

Question: How do you get forgiveness for a transgression against someone if you can't find the person, but you know you need to get their...

What are the Ten Days of Teshuvah (repentance)?

The great Jewish philosopher and codifier of Jewish law, Maimonidies, writes: "although it is always an appropriate time for Teshuvah (remorse,...

How can I repent if I can't get over what I did?

Question: I am writing to you about my problem with past behaviors. For quite some time now I have come to terms with the fact that I have really always...

Spare Some Change: Understanding Sacrifices

Waiting outside my friend’s house one Saturday night, I met his father coming home from Shul. “Are you waiting for someone?” he kindly...

Simchat Torah: Circular Logic

Two Types There are two types of people; the first sees tragedy, the other sees opportunity. If their homes go up in flames, the first would reflect on...