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Temporary Repentance

Is it worth anything?

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Published: September 12, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 6

(6) Chana, September 19, 2010 2:43 AM

The one thing I agree with Paterson about

And here I was so impressed by how clean my daughter's bunk was. ;)

(5) sharona, September 17, 2010 3:05 AM

don't be discourage

good point sometimes we don't try because we feel it won't last. but even if it doesn't, it is still good to do something now

(4) Kathleen Daulton, September 16, 2010 12:52 PM

Rabbi Yaakov, generally I enjoy your comments and also like the challenges you put forth but I must disagree with you on this one. Your thoughts leave me with the impression that whatever little we can do as humans--in other words, works of charity, good intentions and good works might somehow be pleasing to G.. Instead might it be better to look at who G.d is especially His many attributes and His character?? I read another article on the Internet today by a Jewish man who challenged me to think of David and Psalm 51. King David was considered "a man after G.d's own heart" because of his understanding of who G.d is, what sin is, and true repentance. He could only ask for G.d's mercy and grace in his situation and repent of his sins. He realized that G.d didn't want his sacrifice but his heart attitude and agreement that what he'd done was wrong. David was yearning for the "joy of Thy salvation". Might we all reflect on G.d's provision for us instead of wasting our vain efforts to please Him. After all as a loving Father He wants us to come to Him for our needs especially forgiveness He tells us that when we seek Him with all of our heart we'll find Him. Surely if we follow David's way of connecting with G.d we will not have to worry about trying in our own strength doing things we don't really want to do to gain His favor.

(3) Maria Dodoc, September 15, 2010 5:27 PM

Thanks.

Thank you!

(2) Anonymous, September 14, 2010 5:54 PM

Hmmmm.......

I think if the Shoah was going on now and this rabbi suggest that it's a good idea to just wait a week before acting on the Germans "because it's R.H./Y.K. my position would be the same: A lot can happen in a week. Something to think about.

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