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OCD thoughts while praying and in life

Question:

Dear Rabbi,
I have OCD and have intrusive thoughts and compulsions during prayer. Should I stop and do prayer later? Also, some of my thoughts are disturbing like racism, antisemitism, and about satan/devil. One can never give soul away, but thoughts still scare me. Are they sinful thoughts and should I repent?

 

Answer:

You should still pray then. Later on your will still have the same OCD, and there is no guarantee that these thoughts won’t come up later. W When a person has disturbing thoughts, don’t fight them, rather gently think about the things you are supposed to without getting upset about it.
Have a good day

 

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