Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Teshuva Process

The Teshuva Process
Day: Tuesday
Date: September 24, 2014
Parshat: Ha'azinu
Yalkut Yosef: 581/602

The most important part of teshuva is for a person to completely stop the sin he is doing teshuva for and decide to not return to his sinful ways. One should also feel regret for what he has done. Another component is verbally admitting to HaShem that one has sinned. More than anything, the constant study of Torah causes HaShem to forgive a person. The Midrash Raba tells us (Vayikra Parsha 25) "A person who has committed severe sins and is sentenced by the heavenly courts to death can save himself. What should he do? If he normally studies one page of Torah, he should study two. If he normally learns one chapter of Mishnayot, he should learn two chapters. If he is not able to study Torah, he should raise money for charity and in so doing he will live." Our Hachamim have taught us that one sinned and does teshuva is greater than a person who never sinned. The reason is since the one who sinned was confronted by an overbearing yetzer hara -and managed to break free. May HaShem grant all of Am Yisrael a year of life, happiness, health, and success in all our endeavors and may we merit to see the rebuilding of the Bet Hamikdash very soon and in our times!

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