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Covenant & Conversation

Acharei

The power of ritual is that it does not speak in abstractions – reason versus emotion, instinctual deferral rather than gratification
Leaders, above all, should be capable of acknowledging when and how they had erred, and how to put it right.
The Scapegoat: Atonement and Purification
Why two identical animals whose fate, so different, was decided by the drawing of a lot? And who or what was Azazel?
Sprints & Marathons
Moses had to contend with both sides: inducing the Israelites to do teshuvah and G-d to exercise forgiveness.
There is another difference, which explains why Judaism is overwhelmingly a guilt rather than a shame culture.
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