Aggada: Teshuva, Behavior and Death
Yeshivot tend to emphasize the halakhic sections of Talmud more than the non legal portions of Talmud. In this series with Rabbi Yitzcha Blau we will focus on this unduly neglected aggadic material, a rich treasure trove of ethical and spiritual insight. We shall utilize traditional commentaries to find profound readings of the stories ethical maxims and psychological advice found in Chazal.
Aggada: Teshuva, Behavior and Death: Lesson 1
How Does Teshuva Work?: I am sending a new version in old Word with some changes in the sources. All the best, YB Dear Participants, Over the next three weeks, we will analyze aggadot connected to repentance. This week, we shall discuss how tesuhva works? Is it divine grace or a logical process? Can retrospective regret undermine good deeds as well as bad?. I look forward to learning with you. Y Blau
Aggada: Teshuva, Behavior and Death: Lesson 2
Last Year’s Sins: Dear Participants, We shall discuss whether a person should confess sins which he or she has already confessed in previous years. The question refers to a scenario in which the person has corrected the misbehavior . What are the arguments for both sides of the debate and what do they reflect about our religious quest? I look forward to learning with you. YB .
Aggada: Teshuva, Behavior and Death: Lesson 3