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As Jews Enter the Days of Atonement, Some Look Far and Wide for Examples of Repentance in Public Life

posted on September 10, 2018

The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer reports that this Rosh Hashanah, which began on Sunday evening and marks the Jewish New Year, rabbis are looking for or struggling to find present-day examples of atonement. Some rabbis have found examples of repentance in public apologies from men outed in the #MeToo movement. Zauzmer continues, “At Temple Micah in Northwest Washington, Rabbi Daniel Zemel said it isn’t yet time to talk about examples of atonement in the United States, even if the calendar says it’s the Jewish season for it. He is preaching this Rosh Hashanah on the problem of white nationalism in America.”

Read at The Washington Post