Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halocho #652 - First pay then Apologize

Yom Kippour does not atone for misdeeds done against fellow-Jews unless one first asks them for forgiveness.

One should be careful to repay all overdue loans before Yom Kippour; after which one can beg for forgiveness for the delay.

If one is being asked for forgiveness one should not be stubborn nor vengeful; rather one should be forgiving, the same way one hopes that Hashem will be forgiving of our sins.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 131:4

Ktiva Vechatima Tova; wishing you a year full of good tidings.

- Danny
Tuesday, 6 Tishrei 5771


  1. So then does Yom Kippour atone for misdeeds done against non-Jews regardless as to whether or not forgiveness has been sought?

  2. Yes and no.

    The sin itself (e.g. stealing) is forgiven, and there is no need to ask for fogiveness, but the Hillul Hashem aspect is not; only death fully atones for Hillul Hashem.