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Guilt Free Yom Kippur

Guilt Free Yom Kippur

Why Yom Kippur is one of the most joyful days of the year. (3-min video)


September 15, 2007

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Visitor Comments: 10

(9) Rivka, September 15, 2010 5:08 PM


This is exactly what I need it to hear and now internalize that.

(8) Anonymous, August 28, 2010 2:17 AM

I totally agree with Mr. Miller's comment (9/16/07). Regret our mistakes, yes; feeling guilty, a needless waste of energy, lowers self-esteem, makeslife so much harder to live. Thank you for this wonderful video.

(7) Yisroel, October 5, 2008 7:56 PM

My favorite part of the clip?

Definitely the music. Someone who puts that soundtrack to his D'var Torah does not take himself to seriously. Well done!

(6) Tarah, September 20, 2007 9:41 AM

Important thoughts.....

This idea's of guilt being debilitating is so true and rather viewing our mistakes with regret that causes us to make change. It gives us something to work back to & doesn't completely diminish our dignity. So good, thank-you & look forward to hearing more!

(5) Wayne, September 16, 2007 9:05 PM

Guilt more than a feeling

Guilt is much more than a feeling. When you have transgressed the law, whether G-d's law or the government's law, you are guilty, whether you feel it or not. And for some people, selfishness is not a mistake; it's how they chose to act. The cure for guilt is restitution, righting the wrong that was done. If the wrong can't be righted, (as in Melech David's murder of Uriah), then only G-d in His mercy can remove the guilt. When confronted by the prophet, David did not say "I made a mistake." He said, "I have sinned." He didn't just FEEL guilty-- he was guilty, and he knew it. He didn't ask the L-rd to overlook his mistake-- he asked for forgiveness for his sin.

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