Dr. Louis E. Newman

Louis E. Newman is the author of Repentance: The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah (Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights, 2010). He is the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, emeritus, Carleton College, and associate vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University. He is also the author of An Introduction to Jewish Ethics (Prentice-Hall), Past Imperatives: Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics (SUNY Press) and co-editor (with Elliot N. Dorff) of three volumes in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series (JPS).


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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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