Maimonides on Life

[Law 5] And among them (i.e., the twenty-four factors which interfere with repentance listed in this chapter) are five things which one will be drawn after constantly and which are difficult to desist from. Therefore, one must be vigilant regarding them lest he becomes attached to them. All of them are particularly bad behavioral patterns (Heb., ‘de’os’, lit., ‘attitudes’). They are:(a) Rechilus (speech which causes … Continue reading Maimonides on Life

Dual Standards

Maimonides on Life Dual Standards Chapter 5, Law 7(a) <“The Torah scholar should not scream and cry out when he speaks — as animals. He should not raise his voice excessively. Rather, his speech should be gentle with all people (lit., ‘all creations’). When he speaks gently, he should be careful that he not distance himself until [his speech] resembles that of the arrogant. “He … Continue reading Dual Standards

More Private Matters

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Maimonides on Life More Private Matters Chapter 5, Law 6 “Torah scholars accustom themselves with great modesty. They will not degrade themselves nor uncover their heads or bodies. “Even when the Torah scholar enters the bathroom he will be modest and not uncover himself until he sits. He will not wipe himself with his right hand. He will distance… Continue reading More Private Matters


Maimonides, the laws of repentance   < download pdf < WITH COMMENTARY הועתק והוכנס לאינטרנט ע״י חיים תשס״ט by Rabbi David Shure Director of The Institute of Research for Biblical Talmudic Law Author of the following books AyeletHashachar on Times, Dates, Measures Nidrai Torah on Tractate Nedarim Topics on Contemporary Medical Halacha A Rabbinical Divorce Ordered by the Civil Court Electricity and the Sabbath The … Continue reading LAWS OF REPENTANCE