Elul Study: Moving Forward, Looking Back - Reflections on Forgiveness

Episode 147 · September 10th, 2020 · 55 mins 24 secs

About this Episode

Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld leads a discussion on apologizing and asking for forgiveness, things which can allow us to move past old mistakes. What is the impact of granting - or withholding - forgiveness? The traditions of the new year are built upon the belief that asking for and receiving forgiveness allows us to leave old mistakes behind us. But how does the act of granting forgiveness change us as human beings?

Sara Wolkenfeld is the Chief Learning Officer at Sefaria, an online database and interface for Jewish texts. She is also a fellow at the David Hartman Center at the Hartman Institute of North America.

This class took place via Zoom on September 10, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

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