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Teshuva

Sin, Repentance And Yom Kippur

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

We are not born in sin; we are each born with powerful tendencies to both good and evil and the drama of human character is in the struggle and balance between the two. The corrective mechanism is teshuva, repentance.

Can You Forgive? Can You Be Forgiven?

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

Asking for forgiveness is an admittedly difficult task. After all, no one likes to admit to their own faults or shortcomings. However, asking for forgiveness is an essential aspect of the Jewish High Holidays.

The Big Questions Of Elul

Rabbi Josh Feigelson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Josh Feigelson

The path to openness, to the teshuva we truly, deeply seek, begins with asking better questions, bigger questions.

How The Jewish Community Can Forgive Delmon Young

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

The power of teshuva can turn this hurtful incident into a one that teaches compassion and love.

Asking Forgiveness: A Difficult Conversation

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

Our tradition tells us: "For transgressions between one person and another, Yom Kippur does not serve as atonement, until the one offended has been appeased."

Real Teshuvah

Gabe Crane | Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion
Gabe Crane

The blast of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah calls out to all of us: "Wake up! You have been sleeping!" The slumber is clear. The choice is ours. But to what is it that we awaken?

Keeping Our Brothers, Keeping Ourselves: The Importance Of Personal And Communal Repentance

Ari Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

We may not fix all the wrongs done by our fellow Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, or Hindus, but we have the power, and the responsibility, to be constantly improving ourselves and our communities.

No More Hiding From God -- Or Ourselves

Rabbi Or Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Or Rose

Heart-searching is at the heart of the High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur offer us the opportunity to come out of hiding, to honestly assess our current life circumstances, and to begin paving the way for the New Year.