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How to Forgive: Opening Our Hearts in Elul

Asking for forgiveness
Granting forgiveness
Waiting for forgiveness

How do I ask for forgiveness, and how do I forgive?

Facilitated by Rabbi Vivie Mayer, Director, Mekhinah-Year Program and Bet Midrash at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Wednesdays, 12pm–1:15pm EST, August 8, 15, 22

Through classic Jewish texts, in preparation for Rosh Hashanah, we will explore the complicated path toward forgiveness. We’ll encounter the stories of Judah, Tamar, and King David, learn from the writings of Maimonides, and listen to the expressive voice of the psalms. We will reflect on how these ancient texts can move us to confront obstacles and take steps to finding a path toward forgiveness in a contemporary heart. We will use these texts as a springboard for personal reflection, with the option of writing and designing ritual as a way to ask for and offer forgiveness.

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Welcome from Rabbi Vivie Mayer

Session One: Timing

Session Two

Nava Tehila - HAVAYAH - Pure heart - לב טהור

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