COVID-19 and Teshuvah



COVID-19 and Teshuvah


It should not come as a surprise to anyone that conversations regarding Jewish holidays plays a large role in our family.  My mother-in-law was telling me about the wonderful resources put out by the Hadar Institute on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  They had an interesting piece on teshuvah in which Rabbi Ethan Tucker points out that the most famous compilation on repentance, from the great rabbi and scholar Maimonides, actually consists of two incompatible parts. The Rambam states in his Laws of Repentance:  What is complete teshuvah? When a person again confronts a sin they committed, is capable of doing it again, but nonetheless refrains from doing so in order to repent, not simply because they are afraid of the consequences or too weak to carry out the act. (Hilchot Teshuvah 2:1)


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Shomrei Torah

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New Jesey

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Conservative Jewish Congregation

Date Submitted

11/11/2020 16:32

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