Asking Forgiveness

  • If you know you have offended or otherwise injured someone, ask for forgiveness before Yom Kippur (if doing so will bring up bad feelings from the past, you may not do so--but you might not be forgiven for that injury). 
  • If you may have offended, ask for forgiveness.
  • If you are certain that you did not, don't ask for forgiveness.
  • If you did not ask someone for forgiveness (whom you should have asked) before Yom Kippur, you should do so afterward.
  • If a person wrongs you intentionally, you do not need to forgive him or her unless the person repairs the wrong and is genuinely regretful for having done the evil.
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