Vox’s Marin Cogan talks with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg about her new book On Repentance And Repair, which is about how to make amends in the modern world. They talk about the difference between repentance and forgiveness, why making amends is so important, and how a “five step plan” for repairing harm drawn from the Jewish tradition can serve as a guide even for navigating repair in modern, complex issues. And, merely apologizing . . . is not enough.
Host: Marin Cogan (@marincogan), Senior Features Correspondent, Vox
- On Repentance And Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World by Danya Ruttenberg(Beacon Press; 2022)
- The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1937)
- New Testament; Matthew 18:15–35
- “Most harassment apologies are just damage control. Dan Harmon’s was a self-reckoning” by Caroline Framke (Vox; Jan. 12, 2018)
- The Mishneh Torah of Maimonides (c. 1170–1180 CE); the laws of teshuvah
- Sacred Spaces
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