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The Place where Penitents Stand: For Yom Kippur

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In chapter En ʿOmdin there is an argument regarding whether the penitent is preferable to one who has never sinned in his life. R. Nissin wrote there in the name of the Tosafists, that the reason for the severity in regards to the defects is that even now after she has been cured, she is still contemptible to her husband when he recalls that she has had defects. Furthermore, the author of theʿAqedah goes on to show that the penitent mentioned is referring to one who repented out of perfect love [for God], and that his merit is superior to that of the righteous. And indeed, it is impossible for the repentant to perform the precept or the good deed without strength and a brave heart because he must deliver himself from and be alert against one who troubles and the protestor who grew up with him in his house.

Keywords: penitents; repentant; Yom Kippur



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