guilt and repentance



What causes guilt? Is it better to respond to grievances with rules or emotions? Is forgiveness necessary? How do rituals and communities mediate our interactions?

Rabbi Shalom Carmy of Yeshiva University guided the discussions.


The various sessions and texts we looked at include:

  • A Biblical Perspective

The Book of Jonah

  • The Limits of Repentance and Forgiveness

Martha Nussbaum, Anger and Forgiveness

  • Freedom to Repent

Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchek, On Repentance