forgiveness

Am I Too Late? Seeking Forgiveness from Someone Who Has Passed Away

10/21/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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We all know that the work of asking for forgiveness from others is necessary, albeit difficult. What do we do when a person we have wronged has already passed away?

Rabbi Shuly Yanklowitz

The Long Road To Forgiveness

A pilgrimage to Uman, a family secret and a father-son reconciliation.

09/11/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

For Rosh HaShanah, 5771, two years ago, I had dragged my father, a rabbi, and my younger brother to Uman, a blighted Ukrainian city halfway between Kiev and Odessa. We were ostensibly there for the purposes of a book I was working on: the book was about pilgrimage, more or less.

Gideon Lewis-Kraus’ book takes him from Santiago de Compostela to Rabbi Nachman’s grave in Ukraine.

Last Chance For Compassion?

04/17/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Is it ever too late to love and forgive? For Sadie Nussbaum, the crusty Jewish nonagenarian at the center of Miriam Kulick’s new one-woman show, “Open Hearts,” summoning up compassion may require every last ounce of her emotional strength.

Miriam Kulick plays a number of characters, including a 90-year-old, in her one-woman show, “Open Hearts.”

When To Apologize, And When Not To

09/13/2011
Editor And Publisher

Talk of “apology” and “forgiveness” is all around us today, from the international diplomatic front, where Turkey and Egypt have insisted on Israeli apologies for recent actions, to the personal and communal level, where our thoughts turn to the approaching High Holy Days and the central theme of atoning for our sins.

We are taught to seek forgiveness when we have done wrong, but is it appropriate to apologize for an act that we believe merits no admission of guilt?

Gary Rosenblatt
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