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Cheating in Highschool

Question:

I’m a student in highschool. I’m new to judaism so i don’t really know that much yet about so i hope you can help me. I cheated in some of my highschool tests. I have also cheated in test not related to my highschool tests. This test is required by the college. If i write the grade of this test in my college admission and they accept me and then i graduate from college and work is the money i earn tainted or prohibited by god.Will god not forgive me for using this money in my life? Please let me know because i really regret cheating and i don’t want to do something that god doesn’t like

Answer:

Hello,

It is very admirable that you feel so bad about having cheated and make it clear that this is not something that will be repeated.

You’re asking a very important question. Cheating is forbidden. The Talmud teaches us that Hashem’s “signet” is truth.

Regarding your question, the money is not at all “tainted”- the past is the past, as the future brings with it new and fresh opportunities.

All the best

 

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1 Comment

  1. Look at The Igres Moshe ch”m 2, 30 who says the money he will make is nichlal in geneiva.

    Kol Tuv,

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