Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah
While much attention is paid to Rambam’s views of repentance, his Laws deal with many other central topics of Jewish faith, in his eyes relevant to full repentance. By analyzing his perspective of sins that are more serious or significant than others, his ideas about free will and pre-determination, and his view of the reward we are promised for mitzvot, we hope to come to a deeper understanding of how to improve our spiritual state and our relationship with God.
Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah: Lesson 1
Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah: Lesson 2
Rambam gives us a list of people who lose their share in the World to Come; through a discussion of what that phrase means, and then an analysis of the list, we hope to get to a better understanding of what was so essential to Judaism that without it, a person cannot meaningfully be said to be acting Jewishly.
Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah: Lesson 3
Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He has worked in shul rabbinate, high school and adult education. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently "As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience". He lives in Riverdale, NY.