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Yom Kippur - Visionary Repentance (Rivka's Take)

This week we tackle an important and often perplexing question regarding repentance or Teshuva. Regret, in Jewish thought, is supposed to actually change the ‘avera’ in the past – but we all know that the past is unchangeable. Why does Judaism put such a focus on regretting past deeds; why not stop crying over spilled milk and just prepare for a better future? We delve into a brilliant theory by Rav Yosef B. Soloveichick, who dissects how Judaism views the notion on time in relation to Teshuva. By understanding this shift in perspective, we can grasp how psychologically taking control of our past can truly change ourselves, and our trajectory, forever, and how G-d takes this process in to consideration.