As the High Holiday season approaches, Jewish people across the world begin to reflect on their behavior of the past year. They wonder: what does it mean to forgive? What does it mean to seek forgiveness? In a conversation with Rabbi Vivie Mayer, we explore the complexities of teshuvah (repentance) and ways to seek it as the Jewish new year approaches and throughout the year.
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- 10 Rituals to Assist with Making Teshuvah (Ritualwell.org) — Below are 10 unique Teshuvah rituals recommended by Ritualwell.
- Reconstructionist Approach to Teshuvah (Jewishrecon.org) — A study sheet on the evolving concept of teshuvah over the ages.
- Mahzor Leyamim Nora'im (Reconstructionist Press Bookstore) — Our Mahzor is an inclusive, comprehensive volume for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services; one that is rooted in the traditional Hebrew liturgy, yet fully contemporary.
- Listen to Dodi Tzafati Lach (Rabbi Shefa Gold)
- Teshuvah and Compassion (Jewishrecon.org) — This study sheet on teshuvah and compassion draws our attention to the interplay between our ability to forgive others, and God's ability to forgive us.
- Finding Forgiveness (Jewishrecon.org) — A personal reflection on the ins and outs of finding, and granting, forgiveness.
- Bedtime Shema Writing Project (Ritualwell.org)
- Sylvia Boorstein's website