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Return to the Place: An Elul Workshop on Teshuva with Rabbinic Intern Beck Epstein

Wednesday, September 4, 2024 1 Elul 5784

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMZoom

Elul is the season of self-reflection, as we consider the ways that our actions have fallen short of our values, and we begin the spiritual hike to return to our highest selves. Often translated in English as "repentance," the word teshuva comes from the Hebrew root shuv meaning "to return." The Hebrew word for sin, chet, derives from archery, and has the sense of "missing the mark." Thus, in Judaism, when we sin by messing up or causing harm, we atone for this by returning our aim and our actions to the mark that we missed. Through a mix of discussion, text study, song and bibliodrama, this 4-session workshop series explores teshuva, in preparation for the High Holydays. 

Session 1, Paths of Return: What does it mean to spiritually return? How do we do that? In this session we will look at Maimonides’ steps for teshuva to learn about the process of atonement and spiritual return.

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