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Repentance: The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvahby Louis E. Newman
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Almost every day, in ways large and small, we hurt others, most often those closest to us, in ways that we regret. We know in our hearts that our words and our deeds do not reflect our best selves. These inevitable shortcomings, if not addressed and redressed, bring guilt and shame in their wake, undermine our relationships, and can even erode our self-esteem. We may want to undo what we have done, but how? We may want to reclaim our integrity, but where do we begin?
Repentance: The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah explores both the practical and philosophical dimensions of teshuvahacknowledging our transgressions, confessing, feeling remorse, apologizing, making restitution, soul-reckoning, and avoiding sin when the next opportunity arises. It also raises profound questions about human freedom, our relationship to God and to ourselves, and the nature of moral development.
How do we overcome our evil impulses?
How can we repent to those who have died or who are no longer reachab
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