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.