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Why Pray For Forgiveness If We Know We Will Sin Again?

Dear JITC- The Yom Kippur prayers perplex me. What if we didn’t do the aveira we apologize for, and what if know that we’re going to do it again? Thanks, B.B. Dear B.B.- Thanks for your question. The first part doesn’t really bother me too much for two reasons. The first reason is because it’s […]

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When Does Judaism Say Forgiveness Should Be Granted?

Dear JITC- When should forgiveness be granted? If someone did something really awful – how do we know the apology was sincere and not just lip service? When are we supposed to forgive if the iniquity wasn’t done to us but disgusts us? What does forgiveness look like? Is it tolerating the abuser? Allowing him […]

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Should Youthful Indiscretions Be Forgiven?

Brett Kavanaugh and Governor Ralph Northam’s youthful indiscretions have been under fire in the news. Should they be forgiven according to Judaism? If you found this content meaningful and want to help further our mission through our Keter, Makom, and Tikun branches, please consider becoming a Change Maker today.

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