Sunday, November 1, 2009

Making repentance easier for people


"Once a certain man [who had been a thief] wished to repent, but his wife told him, 'Empty one! If you would repent [and return your stolen property], even your belt would not be yours!' And so he was prevented from repenting.

"At that point, the sages declared: If thieves and money-lenders return their gains, we do not accept it from them. The sages were displeased with one who would accept it from them."

(Talmud, Bava Kama 94b)

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