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TESHUVA

Essay

Teshuva is beyond any words, ideas, or concepts because it is not something we do but something we are.

Interview

Human desire wishes that we change at the moment we want to, but real change, real teshuva, takes time.

Essay

We read the book of Jonah on Yom Kippur before the afternoon prayer. How does this curious text bring us to stand in the presence of God?

Book Excerpt

Talmud Teaching

Essay

Poem

Essay

We read the book of Jonah on Yom Kippur before the afternoon prayer. How does this curious text bring us to stand in the presence of God?

Essay

Teshuva is beyond any words, ideas, or concepts because it is not something we do but something we are.

Interview

Human desire wishes that we change at the moment we want to, but real change, real teshuva, takes time.

Book Excerpt

Talmud Teaching

Essay

Poem

PODCASTS ON TESHUVA

Interview

Rav Judah Mischel and singer Alex Clare shed light on the beauty and complexity of teshuva, namely in their own lives.

Essay

What does it mean for all of mankind to pass before God like sheep?

Talmud Teaching

Apologies should be easy—but they seem to be anything but. The Talmud shares timeless wisdom to help us say a better sorry.

Feature

In one of 18Forty's Must Reads, Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin writes that, at its core, Yom Kippur is a day of time travel.

Essay

I spent so much of my life building up these anxiety-inducing transitions, these Death of Superman narratives, when the real moments of personal growth and identity formation often happened in the moments in between.

Feature

In one of 18Forty's Must Reads, Antonio García Martínez writes about the question of optionality and the answer of religion

Feature

In one of 18Forty's Must Reads, Arthur Brooks explains how we can overcome the obstacles preventing us from following our spiritual stirrings.

Talmud Teaching

"Sin" is the blockage, the obstructions, in life—how do we avoid it? The Talmud offers timeless wisdom for evading bad and living in flow.

Feature

To help you come to terms with yourselves, and to avoid the hard work of change and therapy, we put together a history of teshuva, from the great before to today.

Essay

Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal is the teshuva tool you didn't know you needed. Here are three reflections to aid you in the process.

Interview

University of Chicago Professor Agnes Callard breaks down the nature of change and how to become who we want to be.

Essay

Changing how God appeared in my life began with changing how God appeared in my mind. I needed to let go of the scary God and choose a different one.

Book Excerpt

Once I began questioning the answers, I shifted from being default religious to consciously religious.

Interview

Just because we change—or want to change—does not mean that the change is good. We can develop bad habits, harmful beliefs, or destructive behaviors under the guise of “growth.”

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