Moment Magazine

Things That Can’t Be Forgiven?

"Are there things that can't be forgiven?" Jewish law deemed some acts so heinous that only death atoned – and then only with repentance (Yoma 86a; Hilchot Teshuvah 1:1). And even with repentance, how can we absolve genocide, murder, sex crimes, child abuse and life-destroying lies? But "forgiveness" isn’t absolution. We can “forgive” even the… Continue reading Things That Can’t Be Forgiven?