Tear Your Hearts, Not Your Clothes

“Brothers! It is not wearing sackcloth or fasting that is effective, but repentance and good deeds, for so we find that it does not say regarding the people of Nineveh, ‘God saw their sackcloth and their fasting,’ rather, ‘God saw their actions’ (Jonah 3:10). And in the writings of the prophets it says, ‘Tear your hearts, not your clothes’ (Joel 2:13).”

Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law), Orach Chayim 579:1

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