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Accepting judgement

There’s a famous pshat that’s said over from the Skulener Rebbe zt”l that says Hashem specifically gives a person strength to withstand any trial or tribulation that is given. Even if a person can’t ...
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What sin was Hevel killed for?

Just because we believe in hashgacha (providence) does not mean we believe that everyone who is murdered did something to deserve it! G-d forbid. Rather, we believe that everything happens for a ...
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Being punished for things beyond bechira point

I don’t remember where but I saw that Rav Hutner writes that the answer is “no” but it makes zero practical difference when it comes to doing Teshuva because no one can know if what they did was ...
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Being punished for things beyond bechira point

Let me explain my understanding of Qunterus haBechirah by example... Someone who smoked for the past 20 years will have a very hard time quitting. It is so far from their nequdas habechirah. (Although ...
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Reducing aveiros vs increasing mitzvos

There is the principle that "doing one mitzvah, leads to performing another mitzvah" - Avos 4:2. However, when one sins, the yetzer hara will do anything in his power to lead a person to ...
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