• October 1, 2020
  • 13 5781, Tishrei
  • פרשת ויגש

The Essence of Teshuva

The Essence of Teshuva

Why does the great sage Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi cry after hearing moving stories of repentance? Is Teshuvah a process or a moment? A triumph or a tragedy? Is there a right way to repent? Join Rabbanit Yafit Clymer as she explores the world of Teshuvah through the lens of one of the greatest chachamim of all time.

August 23, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Essence of Teshuva: The Essence of Teshuva- When Rabbi Cried: “The Unbearable Lightness of Repentance”
Class description

Upon hearing some of the most startling tales of Teshuva in the Talmud, Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi suddenly weeps. By examining one of these events, we will seek to understand why he is crying. Is there something wrong with the Teshuva in this story?

And while delving in the sources  we will also ask:  Is repentance a process or a moment, a triumph or a tragedy? Is there a right way to repent?

Rabbanit Yafit Clymer has been a senior lecturer in Jewish Studies for many years at the Matan Institute and the Yaakov Hertzog Center (by the religious Kibbutz Movement). Rabbanit Clymer is a doctoral student in Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University. She lives in Modiin with her family.