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I guess I'll mention something that I have found to be controversial. People seem to think that teshuvah is synonymous with "working on yourself". You know, It's almost Yom Kippur, I should try to improve my davening, and maybe try a mussar seder, and think about feeling closer to Hashem. Beautiful things, but it isn't surprising that people are ...


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Maimonides put it this way: true teshuva is when a person abandons the wrong, resolves not to do it again, comes up with ways to correct the wrong, and makes new habits that assure that the wrong is not repeated. This, Rambam says, is true repentence.


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אדרבא had we first asked כתבינו בספר סליחה ומחילה and only then for everything else, it would have sounded like "the kid who apologizes to his parents only to ask them for a trip to the toy store". Only by asking for the "toys" first are we showing that everything we get is a מתנת חנם that in truth we don't deserve anyway (regardless of ...


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There really is no conflict between the Rambam and Sha'arei Teshuva. People tend to overlook a key paragraph in the beginning of Sha'arei Teshuva: And behold that there are many levels of repentance. It is true that you will find forgiveness for any repentance. However the soul will only find complete purification - to be as if the iniquities never had been ...


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Risperidone is an antidopaminergic. It is used to treat schizophrenia and psychotics crisis. When you start to take Risperidone and go to watch a porn website, after a while you will feel like a wall that prevents you from continuing doing that. That is because dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is associated with reward system and it is blocked by ...


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