High Holidays: Is There A Right Way To Do Teshuvah?
Rabbi David Fohrman
Teshuvah, or repentance, is a personal and emotional process. Laws are impersonal; they are objective and unbiased. The law doesn’t care about personal feeling. But, nevertheless, Judaism has many laws for repentance. How can there be laws for something so intrinsically personal? Can there really be a “right” and “wrong” way to repent?