Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to perform teshuvah


"Among the paths of teshuvah is for the penitent to cry continually before Gd, in tears and with beseeching, and to perform tzedakah according to his abilities, and to greatly distance himself from that in which he had sinned, and to change his name, as if to say, ‘I am someone else, and I am not the one who performed those deeds.’ And for him to improve all of his deeds and follow a straight path, and to leave his place, for exile atones for sin, causing him to be brought low, to be humble and of low spirit."

(Maimonides, Laws of Repentance 2:4)

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