causing someone else to sin
Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:35 PM
Teshuva always helps. However, under certain circumstances, Hashem makes it harder for a person to do Teshuva. One of these circumstances is if someone caused the public to sin. If someone merely caused a private person to sin, there are different opinions in the Meforshim regarding when that would cause Hashem to make it hard for him to do Teshuva.
how can i do teshuva for causing someone else to sin if that person does not even regret his actions. or is it enough that i regret my deeds and have changed?
They include things like: If someone caused his friend to do a very severe sin like Avodah Zorah; if someone caused his friend to not merely do a sin but go off the Derech; if someone not םמךט caused his friend to sin indirectly but actually tried to make him sin.
It also says in Seforim that in such a case, if a person does Teshuva, Hashem can give him Siyata D'Shmaya that the people who he influenced should do Teshuva as well.