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t'shuvah | t'shuvah

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Sep.28.2012
Every spiritual path has its core stories, signposts that point to new directions under new circumstances. I went to a wonderful retreat for Yom Kippur, and in a very old story, I found a fresh reminder of possibility. (The retreat that enabled this deep work was created by my friend ...
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Sep.07.2009
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.  Dr. Martin Luther King  In the Hebrew calendar, this is the time of t'shuvah, literally turning, but often translated as repentance. In...
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Jun.21.2008
The Greek root of the word "apology" refers to a speech in defense of oneself, a self-justification. Though the meaning of the word has changed, this bit of etymology does highlight the two main functions of apology: to make restitution to those you have hurt, and to protect oneself from...