Dr. Louis E. Newman

Louis E. Newman is John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, emeritus, Carleton College, and former dean of academic advising at Stanford University. He is the author of several books in Jewish ethics, including Repentance: The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah (Jewish Lights), An Introduction to Jewish Ethics (Prentice-Hall) and Past Imperatives: Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics (SUNY Press), as well as co-editor (with Elliot N. Dorff) of several volumes on Jewish ethics and theology.  His most recent book is Thinking Critically in College:  The Essential Handbook for Student Success (Radius Book Group, 2023), and he currently works as a College Success Coach.


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The Other Jewish View of Forgiveness

Many Jewish texts, ancient and modern, encourage us to forgive those who injure us, even when they themselves have not acknowledged the injury or asked for forgiveness. When we forgive, we let go of our injury and can proceed with compassion.

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