Monday, August 28, 2017

How to do Teshuva

How to do Teshuva
Day: Monday
Date: August 28, 2017
Parshat: Ki Tetzei
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 581/602

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The bottom line of teshuva is for a person to completely stop the sin for which he is doing teshuva and resolve to not return to his sinful ways. One should also feel regret for what he has done. Another component is verbally acknowledging to Hashem that he 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 also taught us that one who sinned and does teshuva is considered even greater than a person who never sinned. The reason for this is because the one who sinned was confronted by an overbearing yetzer hara and yet still managed to break free.

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