❌ New episode: Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, author of On Repentance and Repair
This week’s guest is Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, author of the new book On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World. This show is not typically interfaith, but when the opportunity to read Rabbi Ruttenberg’s latest arose, I leapt at the chance. I’ve followed her on Twitter for years and admire her work immensely. On Repentance and Repair is an immensely helpful book that helps reframe what repentance, repair, and forgiveness mean.
Those terms are loaded for people whose faith was formed in white evangelicalism. They have often been used and abused by people in positions of authority to manipulate those they’ve wronged into “forgiving” them as a way of absolving themselves and maintaining their positions of influence. Rabbi Ruttenberg explores the value and other meanings of these words in a way that can benefit all people, regardless of their faith or lack thereof.
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Looking forward to this one. A therapist asked me years ago if I was familiar with Jewish concepts on forgiveness. She said some forms of forgiveness aren’t considered possible to give in this lifetime. That one sentence pointed out to me how harmful a narrow, simplistic understanding of forgiveness can be.