Monday, September 9, 2013

Obstructions for repentance


Five behaviours obstruct the paths of repentance:

1. Separating from the community, since then one won't participate in the community's merit when he tries to repent;
2. Engaging in strife against sages, since one won't then consult with them for guidance regarding repentance;
3. Mocking mitzvot, since he won't pursue that which he degrades;
4. Mocking his Torah mentors, since that will cause them to reject him;
5. Hating the instructions given to him by others, for then he won't be embarrassed and he won't change his ways.

(Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 4:2)

גמר חתימה טובה,

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