New answers tagged viduy-confession
Rambam lists confession as an aspect of t'shuva (Yad, T'shuva chapter 2) and possibly of independent value (chapter 1). He notes that t'shuva is insufficient for interpersonal sins and one must appease the wronged person (end of chapter 2) — but that doesn't mean it's unnecessary! (Note also that Rambam's wording "neither t'shuva nor Yom Kipur atone, ...
As shared with us earlier today by Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler:
This answer was given through the rabbis of the Central Conference of American Rabbis: Ahavnu - We have loved, Bachinu - we have cried, Gamalnu - we have given back, Dibarnu Yofi - we have spoken great things! He’emanu - We have believed, V’hishtadalnu - and we have given our best effort, Zacharnu - we have remembered, Chibaknu - we have embraced, Ta’amnu ...
The Mechaber says (507:3) that one should stand for Vidui, and the Rama there adds that the main part of Vidui is the phrase "אבל אנחנו חטאנו" "...but we have sinned". So it seems that this is the minimal requirement for bending. See Mishnah Brurah commentary 12 that states that even though you should say all the paragraphs standing, it is suggested to bend ...
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