Can the Suffering of the Pious Atone for Sins?

Rabbi Tovia Singer is asked, “The Talmud states that the suffering of the righteous atones for sins. How does that compare with Christian teachings?” In fact, the Talmud says, “Whosoever weeps over the suffering of the righteous man, all of his sins are forgiven.” (Talmud, Shabbat 105b) This text was used by Luke.

About The Author
- Rabbi Tovia Singer is well known as the Founder and Director of Outreach Judaism, an international organization dedicated to countering the efforts of fundamentalist Christian groups and cults who specifically target Jews for conversion. As a world renowned public speaker, Rabbi Singer addresses more than 100 audiences a year. Through his stimulating and provocative appearances, Rabbi Singer has been an inspiration to thousands. Lecturing on college campuses and synagogues throughout the country has become an integral part of his work. He is the author of the book Let’s Get Biblical: Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah?”, and is a frequent guest on Television and radio shows.

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