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Handling Our Mistakes Without Hiding

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Handling Our Mistakes Without Hiding

“Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Was it me, no you! Couldn’t be. Then who?” This childhood ditty encapsulates one of life’s major issues. Do we admit our wrongdoings? Try to blame the other? How do we react to our failings? Learn why evading our own misdeeds can be so damaging and how we can move towards taking greater responsibility, react with greater integrity, and provide a safe haven of growth for others who err.
Podcast: Subscribe to "Beginning Within" Podcast - Aryeh Weinstein
Self Improvement, Failings, Mistakes, Debacles, Tree of Knowledge, Sin of, Bereishit

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Stephen Chen May 6, 2020

Wow! That's very good Rabbi Aryeh! I'm always prone to make mistake at my home, synagogue and workplace. I find that in this secular world it is hard to find someone to embrace our mistake and giving me another chance to gain more confidence to learn from my mistakes. It's seems not acceptable in secular world to make a mistake. How can we response to them and making them to accept that it's ok to make mistake and we can grow together? This is my constant struggle in every day world. Reply

Joel Fine October 29, 2019

Great use of your talents to convey Torah concepts! Reply

Rabbi Aryeh Weinstein Newtown November 15, 2019
in response to Joel Fine:

Thank you, Joel Reply

Judith Randall Columbia South Carolina via JewishTV iOS October 27, 2020
in response to Joel Fine:

I have a good knowledge of Genesis account of mankind’s fall from grace, but myself I have trouble with selfish people that don’t care. In relationships it’s very hard to love people who seem not to care if they have no connection to God. I believe people misunderstand the importance of study to Gods word, The Torah and stories are not fables they are our history. People neglect to have interest and think this is a old irrelevant book or they think it doesn’t matter, to care what our history as people really is. The story of Adam and Eve is important to understand family is so important, obedience and trust is so important to understand evil is present and can confuse us from understanding what we need to focus on. I agree we should not hide from the truth, feeling guilt should motivate us to draw near to God who is a loving forgiving creator. This is evident in this story. Thank you Reply