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Covenant & Conversation

Thinking Fast and Slow
The power of ritual is that it does not speak in abstractions – reason versus emotion, instinctual deferral rather than gratification
The Courage to Admit Mistakes
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.
The Scapegoat: Shame and Guilt
There is another difference, which explains why Judaism is overwhelmingly a guilt rather than a shame culture.
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