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‘Jewish Guilt’: More Than a Trope

What Judaism really says about when we should feel guilty, and where we can go from there.

Learning To Forgive … Ourselves

The Torah places a high value on self-love. That means practicing self-forgiveness, too.

Kol Nidrei: The Power of Words

Why does the holiest day of the Jewish year begin with a dry legal formula renouncing vows?

This Rosh Hashanah, Try Picking Up the Phone

Mass emails and social posts asking for forgiveness from ‘anyone I hurt’ bypass the hard work of repentance.

After ‘I’m Sorry,’ the Real Work Begins

The process of asking for forgiveness doesn’t end with making a heartfelt apology, Maimonides made clear.

The Art of Teshuvah

The Jewish practice of repentance involves not merely turning away from sin, but turning toward the dark parts of ourselves.

“Grow, Grow”

Why the Torah equates human life with the life of a tree.

Yom Kippur 2017

Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Friday, September 29 and ends at sundown on Saturday, September 30.

Yom Kippur 2016

Click here for more questions and answers about Yom Kippur. When is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur 2016 begins at sunset ...