Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Free Will


Here's a Torah Thought that seems to contradict basic Jewish beliefs regarding repentance and self-improvement - but it doesn't, if you read the whole source, which I cannot bring here. I bring this piece here more to inspire thought than to make a statement:

"Although freedom of choice is given to human beings, still, a person cannot change from his root and basic character. The Talmud says (Sanhedrin 44a), 'Even when a Jew sins, he is still a Jew,' from a holy stem and root..."

(R' Tzadok haKohen of Lublin, Tzidkat haTzaddik #130)

Have a great day,

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