Understanding our societal addiction to forgiveness stories
In a new memoir, discovering generations of forgiveness
The High Holidays are a time for apologizing. But when it comes to getting forgiveness in return, that’s up to the people you’ve wronged.
Stuck in a parking lot, I finally found forgiveness—and forgiveness found me
What happens when Yom Kippur stops being formulaic and starts getting real?
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
I idolized my dad and resented him. As I’ve untangled our relationship, I adopted his passion: Talmud study
It’s the time of year for apologies, but not everyone has forgiveness on their mind. An argument for not saying sorry until God does.
A late-night mistake, a ruptured college friendship, and a Yom Kippur apology. Atonement can make things better, if not quite fix them.
The Jewish world needs a place like Tablet where varying—even conflicting—viewpoints can exist side by side. Our times demand an engagement with big ideas and not a retreat from them.
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