3 LEVELS OF FORGIVENESS

‪There are three Hebrew synonyms: “Selichah,” “Mechilah,” and “Kapparah,” all related to the idea of “forgiveness.” What does each mean? ‪SELICHA‬ usually translated as “forgiveness” is the first step which must be taken if someone has committed a sin, whether it be against G-d or against Man. To ask for […]

ELUL: 3 Levels of Forgiveness

3 LEVELS OF FORGIVENESS ‪#‎FORGIVENESS‬ ‪#‎ELUL‬ There are three Hebrew synonyms: “Selichah,” “Mechilah,” and “Kapparah,” all related to the idea of “forgiveness.” What does each mean? ‪#‎SELICHA‬ usually translated as “forgiveness” is the first step which must be taken if someone has committed a sin, whether it be against G-d or against Man. […]

ELUL: Forgiving Others

‪#‎FORGIVENESS‬ ‪#‎FORGIVEOTHERS‬ ‪#‎ELUL‬ I hereby forgive everyone who offended or angered me, or sinned against me (Prayer on Retiring). Since we pray to Gd to forgive our mistakes, certainly we should be willing to forgive others who have offended us. Forgiveness must be more than perfunctory. A man once heard his Rabbi […]