Jewish Thought

Teshuva

11.10.19

Question

I'm wondering if you can explain the following: We know that 1-teshuva can erase all sins as if they never existed-and that 2- yom kippur can be mechaper as well. We also know that 3-after 120 years we are shown a 'slideshow' of our lives and it is a source of great shame for us. 4- There is also the concept of gehinom. How do you explain how #s 3 and 4 go with 1 and 2? Is it, or isn't it possible to do teshuva? Thank you.

Answer

To the Questioner, 

If a person merits to do tshuva on his sins while he is still in this world, numbers 3 and 4 do not apply. 

With blessings, 
Rav Nachum
 

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