Smoothing the Path to a Sinner’s Repentance
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ ancient oral law makes it easier for thieves to regain spiritual balance with their victims—a reminder of the kinship of all Jews
· September 20, 2016
How to Be a Better Person, Month by Jewish Month
Elul, the last month of the Hebrew calendar, presents us with the opportunity to reflect and repent before the High Holdays. So why not do this during the entire year?
· September 13, 2016
What Jewish Law Says About Lying
Brian Williams’ lies were damaging and misleading. But can he repent?
Rebecca Einstein Schorr
· February 12, 2015
In New York City Mayoral Primary, a Referendum on Repentance
With Weiner and Spitzer on the ballot, Talmudic scholars would say the real question is whether they’ve atoned
Shlomo M. Brody
· September 9, 2013
The Penitent of Jenin
Once Israel’s worst enemy, Zakaria Zubeidi forswore violence. He’s now starving in a Palestinian prison.
· September 21, 2012
Yoshie Fruchter and his band, Pitom, delve into repentance on the new album
Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes
, a jazz-metal take on confession
· October 3, 2011