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Is it wrong to have bad thoughts if you feel bad about them?

Let's focus on one line of your question: What is the Jewish opinion on wrong thoughts and/or intrusive thoughts? The key point here is "intrusive". These are thoughts that do not reflect ...
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Yitzchak Avinu telling Esav what happened

I once was eating by someones house and he asked the above mentioned question. He answered that it was for toeles, by stirring Esav to hate Yakov that would keep clal Yisrael on track to do ratzon ...
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Kli Yakar about Lashon Hara

I believe you are referring to the Kli Yakar in Metzora 14:4 In the paragraph that starts with ועליהם אמר שלמה - כי בעיניו אותו סכלות מעט שהוא רואה בזולתו הוא יקר וכבוד בעיניו יותר מכל חכמה וכבוד ...
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Journalists and Lashon HaRa

Although there are many halachos in regards to Lashon Hara, the news industry is well known for rapant Lashon Hara and Motzei Shem Ra, as has been discussed by many Gedolim. Although in an ideal world ...
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Is it wrong to have bad thoughts if you feel bad about them?

See Sefer haMidot, Hirhurim - Thoughts and Fantasies Someone who sanctifies himself, and pride arises in his mind, when he breaks the pride, he attains and acquires the Torah. Crying out nullifies ...
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Yitzchak Avinu telling Esav what happened

I want to post what my own family discussed when the question came up, as some of the suggestions may be helpful. My son-in-law asked his Rav, who said that it technically is not going to be lashon ...
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