Elul Learning, Part 3: Forgiveness, Transactional-Style

Chevre, In part three of our Elul learning series, I’ll share Prof. Nussbaum’s critique of the usual styles, as I’ll call them, of forgiveness. Nussbaum describes these as utilizing “transactional-forgiveness.” And she rejects them for what she sees as their moral...

Mazel Tov to Leslie & Kevin

Chevre, I’m thrilled to share with you the news of the birth of Leslie and Kevin’s grandson John Lucas Leviton.  John’s parents are Jennifer and Ryan Leviton (Leslie’s son). He made his appearance on Sept. 4 at 6 lb, 5 oz, at a length of 20...

Elul Learning, Part Two: Transition and Transitional-Anger

Chevre, In last week’s post, I presented Prof. Martha Nussbaum’s critique of anger as a force for justice. In her book Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice, Nussbaum rejects anger as a motivational force, as a practical force and as a moral force in...

Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet: Sylvia Derenfeld, z’l

Chevre, It is with deep sadness that I let you know of the death of Sylvia Derenfeld, z’l, mother of Carl (Caryl) Derenfeld and Robin (Yaron). She was blessed with three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sylvia died Wednesday evening at the age of 90. As...
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