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  • 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...

  • Cast away!

    August 19, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    Recipe for forgiveness: One slice of bread, one body of water. Break bread into small pieces. Add bread to water and watch the year’s sins float away.

    Sure, that’s a huge oversimplification of the tashlich concept, but it does help explain why Jews all over the world throw...

  • From Torah to cheesecake

    May 18, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    Ask a group of average Jews what they know about Shavuot, and you’re likely to hear something like: “Oh sure, that’s the holiday when we eat cheesecake.” 

    From a biblical standpoint, Shavuot is one of the holiest days in Judaism, but as a holiday on the Jewish calendar it...

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