Jewish Repentance

Judaism and Repentance

Jewish thinking tries to strike a balance between responsibility and forgiveness.

Is Forgiveness Necessary?

Righting a wrong requires two parties.

Averting the Severe Decree

The appearance of three word phrases in the Unetaneh Tokef prayer teaches that deeds must follow thought.

The Double Purpose of Yom Kippur

We must be cleansed from the polluting effects of sin.

Spiraling Towards Repentance

There are five factors in teshuvah (repentance), each of which can be a starting point for the entire process.

Last Chance

Yom Kippur culminates the process of repentance begun before Rosh Hashanah.

Teshuvah, or Repentance

The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to repent.