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cathyyg

Yetzer Tov and Yetzer Hara

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It is the time of year to repent, to seriously consider whether we are following our Yetzer Tov or allowing our Yetzer Hara to sway our actions. Who have we wronged? Make a list, because you need to ask forgiveness from them, not HaShem, and make restitution. 

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5 minutes ago, Sunday21 said:

@cathyyg

Thank you! I am going to strive for more positive ness! What a sensible, uplighting way to look at life! 

What these Jewish terms mean: http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803125333955

Love the link you provided! Thank you for that. Yes, the Yetzer Hara is not evil in itself. Only when it dominates. And since our task as we await the World to Come is tikkun olam, to repair the world, we need strong Yetzer Tov and committment to tzedekah (charity/righteousness) to accomplish that.

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