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