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Yetzer Hara

Lit. The evil inclination
This aspect of every human being which leads to sin. It is not entirely one sided, however. In the Talmud, the rabbis ask why God created the yetzer hara and conclude that it is necessary so that people propagate and build, as it motivates ambition and sexual desire.

Synonyms: Yetzer Ha-ra, Yetzer Harah, Yetser Hara, Yetser Harah

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