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Monday, September 2 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
How A Jew Says I'm Sorry: An Examination Of The Laws Of Repentance

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Though often decried by critics as an unforgiving religion, Judaism, in fact, has a well-developed and psychologically sensitive concept of teshuvah, repentance. Our tradition recognizes that it is both hard to ask for forgiveness and equally hard to grant it. Judaism considers repentance to be one of the building blocks of the world and a necessity for a harmonious community. In this session we shall do a close read of Rambam, [Maimonides] Hilochot Teshuvah [Laws of Repentance] and learn why Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the Ten Days of Repentance are considered joyous opportunities for starting afresh.

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Deborah Lipstadt

Emory University
Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her latest book, The Eichmann Trial, was published in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the trial’s start. Her 2006 book, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, the story of her libel trial against David Irving, is currently being developed into a movie. At Emory, she directs Holocaust Denial on Trial, a website... Read More →

Monday September 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
Spiritual Center

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