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Is it ever permitted to lie?
According to halachah it is permitted to "bend the truth" in order to perserve family harmony. G-d demonstrated this1 when He told Abraham...

A discussion about forgiveness.
WreckedRoommate: I had a roommate for several years. He was on drugs, took me to the cleaners financially, and left me in ruins. I don't care to elaborate...

Must I forgive someone who has wronged me if the offender begs forgiveness?
According to Jewish law1 , if it is apparent that the wrongdoer is sincerely penitent, the victim is obligated to grant forgiveness2 -- even if the...

What is the difference between humility and low self confidence?
1 Question: I have gathered that a Jew should strive to be humble, is that correct? What about self-pride, taking care of oneself and looking after...

A Return to Simplicity
Sophistication can make us forget the meaning of simple words such as “I love,” “I hate,” “I believe,” “I am...

I sin... but it doesn't bother me...
The fact that you are asking this question shows that you do care. If you truly didn't care you wouldn't be interested in changing. The problem isn't that...

Lost and Found in Wisconsin
Someone once told Debie that Wisconsin doesn’t have a thing you want but has everything you need. It was, she was told, a lesson for life. At that...

What are "Jewish Ethics"?
"Moses received the Torah from Sinai and gave it over to Joshua. Joshua gave it over to the Elders, the Elders to the Prophets, and the Prophets gave...

How is possible to be humble and happy at the same time?
Humility is generally understood to be the acknowledgment of one’s own insignificance within the general overall scheme of the universe and G-d. When...

Why is anger - a seemingly natural feeling - so anathema in the eyes of G-d?
"Anger is akin to idolatry."1 This may sound pretty extreme, but the premises of both are very similar. The essence of idolatry is the belief...

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