The Rishonim on Repentance
In this course with Rabbi David Sedley we will look at the medieval Rabbis (Rishonim) and their views on Teshuva (Repentance). We will look at different opinions and explanations amongst those who wrote books on teshuva, including the Meiri, Rabbeinu Yonah and Rav Chaim Vital.
The Rishonim on Repentance: Lesson 1
The Rishonim on Repentance: Lesson 2
GREAT PERSONALITIES IN JEWISH HISTORY: MENACHEM MEIRI: Rabbi Menachem Meiri wrote many books, including Chibur HaTeshuva (Work on Repentance). Though this was probably the first book that he wrote, it was not published until 700 years later, when it was rediscovered in manuscript. In this class we look at the life and times of the Meiri, and some of his ideas on teshuva (repentance)
The Rishonim on Repentance: Lesson 3
Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. He has translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel.