Welcoming Repentance

The High Holy Days on the Jewish calendar, between Rosh Hashana (this year on September 15) and Yom Kippur (September 24), are a perfect time to begin UUFD’s participation in the current UUA Common Read, a new book by Danya Ruttenberg, Repentance and Repair. Ruttenberg brings us lessons from an ancient philosopher, Maimonides, to illustrate the centrality of covenants to ground our modern practice of repentance and repair.

Overcoming a “myth of perfectability” to accept that we all have shortcomings expands our capacity for unqualified welcome of everyone.