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My Yom Kippur lesson from my new Hasidic neighbors

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by Jonathan Leener

“…how can I ask God to judge me with compassion when I cannot even do the same for my fellow Jew? My new neighbors reminded me of the oldest Hasidic wisdom, as the Baal Shem Tov taught, ‘Be careful when you pass judgment on another. It is really yourself whom you may be judging.'”