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  • Inappropriate apologies

    September 16, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    A few weeks ago, I conducted an experiment: I counted the number of times I apologized in one day. 

    I said sorry to the mother in yoga pants at Starbucks when I reached past her to grab a straw. Sorry to the high-heeled shopper, laden with H&M bags, when we dived for the same...

  • It’s hard for me to say I’m sorry…

    September 16, 2011 | 1:21 pm

    Jews tend to be a forgiving people. We also tend to be an apologetic people. There is good reason for this: We are commanded to seek forgiveness from those we have wronged. We also are encouraged (strongly) to accept apologies from others when they are sincere.

    Forgiveness is such...