The second paragraph of the Shema (v’hayah) restates and expands on elements of the first paragraph, but in markedly different form. Also, the Torah informs us of the ‘reward and punishment’ for mitzvah observance, warning us not to abandon them.
Should victims of crime, terror, abuse, or torture forgive their offenders? Is it always laudable? Is it morally required? Is it always possible to forgive? This class will discuss the limits and parameters of when we should forgive those who have wronged us.