Tapestry

A case against forgiveness

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg says Judaism is more interested in atonement than forgiveness. Jennifer Freyd, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, explains her formula for the "sorry-not-sorry" public apology. And Kaya Oakes makes a case for why victims don't always have to forgive.
The #MeToo movement has led some observers to reconsider what it means to forgive. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)
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Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg says Judaism is more interested in atonement than forgiveness. 

Jennifer Freyd, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, explains her formula for the "sorry-not-sorry" public apology. 

Kaya Oakes makes a case for why victims don't always have to forgive.