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Rambam Hilchos Teshuvah Chapter 6

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Rambam Hilchos Teshuvah Chapter 6

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    naftali kahan -3 years ago

    I cannot find hilchos teshuvah chapter 5 Q AND  A .Has it ben posted on the yeshive.net? I think it is a very important item and really want to hear Rabbi YY Jacobsons take on these very difficult points

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      Harriet -3 years ago

      I was also looking for the question and answer section on chapter 5. If anyone can post it, or help us find it, I'd really appreciate that.

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    Yaakov Feller -3 years ago

    Free Choice question on chap 6 teshuva

    Hashem did not even 

    Say which nation should enslave the Jews, yet alone which individuals. We see how Pharoe's daughter exempted herself. So could others have done. However, by Rivka's pregnancy, the Torah says that the sons struggled in her womb. When she passed an Idol, Esauv gravitated to it and when she passed a place dedicated to Hashem, Yaakov gravitated to it. So it seems that their righteousness and evil were sealed even before birth. How do we reconcile this with free choice? By Moshe Rabenu's birth, the whole house lit up, so how could he turn out other than the Moshe Rabenu that he was? If he had indeed turned out differently, how would the world have explained that phenomena? It would have left Hashem holding the bag so to speak, which is impossible. So we see that Goodness and badness is sometimes determined ahead of time. By the way, on chapters 3,4,5, and 6 of hilchos Teshuva, I can't find your questions and answers. Yaakov Feller

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Halacha 1

    שאין לבו של אדם מסור לו להטותו לכל אשר ירצה

    Why here use lev when until now speaking about his daas

    הוא מעצמו בדעתו ובמחשבתו (perek 5)

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      Sara -3 years ago

      None of your images can be seen. 

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      • Anonymous -3 years ago

        how about now?

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          Sara -3 years ago

          no, nothing, 

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Halacha 2

    כשם שהאדם חוטא מדעתו וברצונו כך הוא עושה תשובה מדעתו וברצונו

    What is the rambam saying with the וכשם- what is the

    chiddush? Perhaps the answer is that one might think that before he sins the person has choice in his actions to decide good or evil. However, once he sins he is stuck and he no longer has the choice to do good and he is stuck in his sin forever.

     ( this can be supported from rabenu yona in the beginning of sharey teshuva that there is a special derech of teshuva that was provided for us, which implies without this gift from hashem we would be stuck)

    מן הטובות אשר היטיב הש"י עם ברואיו כי הכין להם הדרך לעלות מתוך פחת מעשיהם. ולנוס מפח פשעיהם. לחשוך נפשם מני שחת ולהשיב מעליהם אפו. ולמדם והזהירם לשוב אליו כי יחטאו לו לרוב טובו וישרו כי הוא ידע יצרם שנאמר - (תהילים כ״ה:ח׳) טוב וישר ה' על כן יורה חטאים בדרך. ואם הרבו לפשוע ולמרוד ובגד בוגדים בגדו לא סגר בעדם דלתי תשובה שנאמר (ישעיהו ל״א:ו׳) שובו לאשר העמיקו סרה. ונאמר (ירמיהו ג׳:כ״ב) שובו בנים שובבים ארפא משובותיכם. והוזהרנו על התשובה בכמה מקומות בתורה. והתבאר כי התשובה מקובלת גם כי ישוב החוטא מרוב צרותיו. כל שכן אם ישוב מיראת השם ואהבתו שנאמר (דברים ד׳:ל׳) בצר לך מצאוך כל הדברים האלה באחרית הימים ושבת עד ה' אלהיך ושמעת בקולו. והתבאר בתורה כי יעזור השם לשבים כאשר אין יד טבעם משגת. ויחדש בקרבם רוח טהור להשיג מעלות אהבתו שנאמר - (שם ל':ב') ושבת עד ה' אלהיך ושמעת בקולו ככל אשר אנכי מצוך היום אתה ובניך בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך. ואומר בגוף הענין (שם שם:ו') ומל ה' אלהיך את לבבך ואת לבב זרעך להשיג אהבתו. והנביאים והכתובים דברו תמיד על דבר התשובה עד כי באו עקרי התשובה כולם מפורשים בדבריהם כאשר יתבאר

    One has to think when he sins he is not a nothing and worthless etc, rather he has the ability to change himself around the same way he decided to do sin which at the time he did with enthusiasm and with a ratzon and simcha. Those same kochos that were used for bad should show him of his tremendous ability of the kochos within him and his great potential and to use this to turn around his life for the good.

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