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(01-19-2017, 09:47 PM)alexdantas Wrote: For a person who practiced this crime (abortion) of his own free will, should I severely advise him that in addition to sincere repentance, this person should become an extreme devotee to G'd?

That is good advice for every person! But you should begin with the level of advice that you think the person could be willing to accept at this point, in order to avoid complete rejection from the outset. If you can get the person to begin moving in the correct direction with his or her beliefs and practices, that is the beginning of a great accomplishment, for the person's own good. Just remember that if your words are spoken from your heart, they will surely go into the other person's heart.

(01-19-2017, 09:47 PM)alexdantas Wrote: In this way, and only in this way, could she calm the wrath, the righteousness of G'd upon her here in this life?

G-d will certainly take note when He sees her going in the right direction, and He is always ready to accept those who sincerely repent, with His open arms.
G-d much prefers to see the end of the person's sins, instead of the end of the sinner himself.

(01-19-2017, 09:47 PM)alexdantas Wrote: I personally am having trouble forgiving a person who has committed this terrible crime ... I cry just thinking ...

That is because you are a limited person, whereas G-d is unlimited, from which we know that His mercy and forgiveness are unlimited. Although those Divine attributes are weighed against G-d's attribute of unlimited judgment and justice, He gives the side of mercy the upper hand. That is what we are taught by the fact that G-d gave Cain the opportunity to repent after he murdered his brother Abel. And even though Cain did not repent with full sincerely, G-d delayed Cain's punishment instead of bringing it immediately. (See Genesis ch. 5, with Rashi's explanations.)

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Abortion - by Daniel2 - 07-28-2009, 12:34 PM
RE: Abortion - by Daniel2 - 04-22-2010, 12:37 PM
RE: Abortion - by Rabbi Moshe Weiner - 04-26-2010, 06:44 PM
RE: Abortion - by alexdantas - 11-24-2014, 03:11 AM
RE: Abortion - by Director Michael - 11-28-2014, 11:58 AM
RE: Abortion - by alexdantas - 01-19-2017, 09:47 PM
RE: Abortion - by Director Michael - 01-23-2017, 06:37 AM
RE: Abortion - by Director Michael - 07-29-2009, 10:21 PM

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