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The First Temple prophets used a lot of metaphor describing idolatry as the Jewish people being "unfaithful in marriage" to God. Today, however, shovavim is a time period when many Jews focus on repentance from sexual sin (or better yet, improved education on sexuality in Judaism). We don't experience the same drive towards idolatry that they did in the ...


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For jews kitzur shulchan aruch 151.7 Rectification for one who failed in this sin  are written in the book ''Yesod Yosef''  which was gathered and brought together from earlier holy books, and I will write here a little from them in brief.  It is good to be a Sandek that has children circumcised on his knees and particularly to be a Sandek for poor ...


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Pretty sure fasting and repenting is the correct option. Need to find a source (I know it says it in the "Torah Anthology"). If you can't fast you can donate money (cost of the meals you would be missing) to poor people. Fasting is just a start though, the main part is to truly feel remorse and not do it again.


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It is specifically mentioned in the siddur of Rabbi Shabtai of Rashkov for during the time between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. That means it was being practiced in Poland around 1700-1740. Although not widespread, it is still in practice in some Charedi communities just like kapparot and malkot are still practiced.



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