Repentance: The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah

Repentance: The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah

by Louis E. Newman
     
 

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This candid and comprehensive probe into the nature of moral transgression and spiritual healing examines both the practical and philosophical dimensions of teshuvah, Judaism's core religious-moral teaching on repentance, and its value for us today.See more details below

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This candid and comprehensive probe into the nature of moral transgression and spiritual healing examines both the practical and philosophical dimensions of teshuvah, Judaism's core religious-moral teaching on repentance, and its value for us today.

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"Masterful.... [Newman's] analysis of sin and repentance is ... much clearer, much deeper, and more adequate to the phenomena of sin and repentance than any previous treatment of the subject."
Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, PhD, rector and distinguished professor of philosophy, American Jewish University; author, The Jewish Approach to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam): A Brief Introduction for Christians

“Blesses [us] with insights into the frailty and divinity of the soul. Dr. Newman teaches us that the past can be transformed, the sinner can be reborn, the God of justice can become the God of forgiveness. In short, he has given us the way of hope.”
Rabbi Naomi Levy, author, To Begin Again and Talking to God

“Beautiful, wise, thorough ... reminds us that our greatness will not be judged by our supposedly grand accomplishments, but by how each of us deals with our inevitable moral failings, however great or small.”
Rabbi Nancy Flam, co-director of programs, Institute for Jewish Spirituality

“In easily accessible language both religiously and psychologically informed, Newman guides us through our own return. Don’t go near the High Holy Days without this wise and inspiring moral classic.”
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, Emanu-El Scholar, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco; author, The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition and Kabbalah: A Love Story

“Amazing. Readers seeking to redress their own misdeeds will find not only a gentle guiding toward the path of repentance but a treasury of Jewish wisdom about that path.”
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director, The Shalom Center; author, Godwrestling—Round 2

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580237185
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,380,174
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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