Turns out, there is a well-defined set of steps, a path, that very few know about. That is where we’re headed into today’s conversation with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. Named by Newsweek as a “rabbi to watch” and a “wunderkind of Jewish feminism” by Publishers Weekly, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an award-winning author of serval books and a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic to name a few. She serves as Scholar in Residence at the National Council of Jewish Women and as rabbi and educator at Tufts and Northwestern Universities, Hillel International, the dialogue project Ask Big Questions, and Avodah, an organization dedicated to creating leaders for economic justice
Today, we explore a practical, though not always easy, 5-step path to repair, reconciliation, and redemption based on ancient, universal wisdom, that she details in her newest book, On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World. We talk about each step, why it’s there, how to step into it, and some challenging “edge case” and how to both do the work and set expectations. And, we also talk about forgiveness, with Rabbi Danya offering a powerful alternative take on it.
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