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Bribing G-d

Parshat Eikev

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Bribing G-d: Parshat Eikev

The Torah (Deuteronomy 10:17) tells us that G-d “does not show favor, nor does He take bribes.” Yet in the Midrash our sages declare that there is a way to bribe Him! This class reveals the secret to bribing G-d. (Likkutei Sichos, vol. 34, p. 59)
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zen Taguig City August 16, 2014

self-motivated repentance Thank you, You have encouraged me to forgive even the self-motivated repentant, and embrace, and hope that true higher level repentance is forthcoming, then transformation for both of us, that is pleasing to G-d. Reply

Bridgette Hodivsky Foley, Ala August 15, 2014

Thank you I've learned so much today about true repentance. I thank the Holy One and I thank you for your time, energy, and wisdom. Reply

Pieter H, Belgium August 14, 2014

The tenderness of Hashem is infinite Reply

s woodland hills, ca August 14, 2014

It's so hard not to bribe G-d. Sometimes I find myself doing this and feel guilty, especially on Shabbat when one isn't supposed to ever. I usually bribe G-d for other people, not my own, or do I? How do we pray not too? And does he listen when bribes are recited and felt in the heart?
Sometimes I wonder if G-d bribed Adam and Eve when he told them not to each the unkosher fruit. Was this a way of growth and leaving home? Reply

Anonymous montreal, canada via themtc.com August 12, 2013

bribing G-D Thank you so much, you helped to strengthen me and eventually transform me. Thank G-d, now I understand Hashem's ways. Thank you, thank you. Lots of hatzlocha. Reply

This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion or upcoming holiday. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.
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