Contrary to popular conception, Judaism rejects the mental state we call guilt and views it as a spiritual malady -- one that generally prevents people from making positive changes in their lives.
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In "Breaking Bad," every episode is a day of atonement, if not for each character as it often is, it is for me. I rarely walk away from watching an episode feeling ebullient.
So there you have it. For years we've been hearing about "Jewish guilt," and guilt is not even a Jewish concept!
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Is it really such a healthy thing to feel oneself to be inadequate, judged and deficient? Does it make us better people, or does it make us more judgmental ourselves? And does God judge us, or only love?
Every Monday faithfully, for years, I have brought my children to Hebrew School. But recently, my own weak reasoning doesn't seem to resonate, not with me, and not with my kids.
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