September 3, 2013
High Holy Days: In the rabbis’ words
For the High Holy Days this year, the Jewish Journal invited three rabbis — Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, Rabbi Laura Geller of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom — to respond to a series of questions related to teshuvah, the task of making amends during the High Holy Days.
The questions were: What really is a sin? Can people change? How do we forgive? How do we make amends?
The three — no surprise here — offered three very different responses, each in their own style. Together, perhaps, their answers offer insights into how we might pursue this most difficult task.
Rabbi David Wolpe: A time of transformation
Rabbi Laura Geller: A difficult conversation
Rabbi Ed Feinstein: As the Jew Turns