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Unformatted text preview: fering and Forgiving" The idea that once one has sinned
there can be no forgiveness for someone who wholeheartedly repents of wrongdoing, would make the
world an impossible place to live in. And God has made provision for forgiveness every day. The
Rabbis say that we should repent the day before our death and as we do not know when we are going
to die one should repent every day
The Torah even provides a special time of the year The Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur for
all of us to contemplate our past actions and think about our future ones and to sincerely repent of our
wrong doing. Not only in our neglect of the Mitzvoth but in our actions towards our fellow man. The
Rabbis make it quite clear however, that Yom Kippur is a vehicle for our repentance only for those
sins that we have committed between us and God. It does not absolve us in our sins against our fellow
man. For that we have to ask forgiveness from the person whom we have wronged. However, there
are some people who are so evil, that no amount of repentance will exonera...
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