Return and Forgiveness

April 24, 2014 | Joshua Berman
About the author: Joshua Berman is professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University and the author most recently of Ani Maamin: Biblical Criticism, Historical Truth, and the Thirteen Principles of Faith (Maggid).

Overwhelming guilt can lead to self-harm, even to suicide; in Judaism, however, no individual is qualified to render final judgment in his own case.

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