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"For Instruction shall come forth from Zion, The word of the L-rd from Jerusalem." -- Isaiah 2:3

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GENESIS | 1:1 began — The Rabbis teach that G-d created repentance even ...

The Rabbis teach that G-d created repentance even before He created the world. Genesis Rabbah 1:4.  G-d knew that He would endow human beings with free will, which they would sometimes misuse.  Thus, G-d needed to provide humankind with a way to atone for and correct wrongful behavior. Without a process such as teshuva (repentance), even good people would be overwhelmed by guilt, both toward G-d, Whose laws they had broken, and toward those whom they had hurt.  TELVOL 1:151

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