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Friday, February 15 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Asking Forgiveness from One's Fellow: A Complex Human Drama

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Asking forgiveness of people we may have aggrieved is a core principle in Judaism, and is central to a developmentally useful process leading up to Yom Kippur. But interpersonal issues and squabbles are complex. We will study two Talmudic texts that present a basic framework, and analyze the motives and circumstances of the Talmud’s Biblical proof text about Joseph’s brothers asking him for ‘forgiveness.’ This will help us to better understand the process and what we can hope to achieve through it.


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Joe Septimus

Joe Septimus is CFO of a NYC based mortgage bank, teaches Torah at various adult education venues including Darkhei Noam, Central Synagogue, the JCC Tikkun, & Limmud NY. Joe has an MBA from NYU, a BA in Philosophy, studied at Yeshiva Chaim Berlin & Kerem B’Yavneh, is a Wexner Heritage alum, & loves analyzing Rabbinic & Biblical texts. Joe is married to Renee. They are blessed with four pairs of amazing children & in-law children, & ten... Read More →

Friday February 15, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Woodbridge ballroom level