Definitions

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  • n. The Jewish concept of penitence.

Etymologies

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Hebrew תשובה, from שוב ("return")

Examples

  • True repentance - what we call teshuva, literally return - requires us to commit ourselves to correct the character defects that have led to our misdeeds.

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  • Last week, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, director of the Chai Center in Los Angeles, explained to me the meaning of the Hebrew word "teshuva" -- to fix things you have done incorrectly, not just by never doing them again but by "coming with a sincere heart.

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  • Last week, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, director of the Chai Center in Los Angeles, explained to me the meaning of the Hebrew word "teshuva" - to fix things you have done incorrectly, not just by never doing them again but by "coming with a sincere heart.

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  • The process and act / s of any Jew becoming more observant of Judaism is called teshuva ( "return" in Hebrew) making the "returnee" a baal teshuva ( "master of return").

    Planet Atheism

  • Rabbi Steven Z. Leder, a Los Angeles pulpit rabbi, offers up this advice for the Martha Stewart: ‘To me as a rabbi, the real healing, what Jews call teshuva, repentance, comes first from accepting what you’ve done and taking steps to assure that it’s never repeated, and then changing your life in a way that supports better values.

    Non Sequitur Award | Jewschool

  • Now that Weiner has confessed his sins, his responsibility is to make "teshuva," literally "a return" or repentance, Shapiro said.

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  • Born Matthew Paul Miller to a Reconstructionist Jewish family is West Chester, Penn., Matisyahu came into the music world following the band Phish before becoming ba'al teshuva in 2001 and becoming one of the most famous Orthodox Jews of our time to find traction in the secular world.

    Gabe Crane: Matisyahu's Spiritual Evolution And What It Means For Us

  • Brian and Nicole areba'alei teshuva,they have come to religious observance relatively late in their young lives, and their home still contains wildly exotic souvenirs of their previous existence: Organic zucchini plants grow in the backyard; nude portraits, signed by Brian himself, hang in the powder room.

    The Search

  • "Soul Bigger" focuses on the Jewish New Year's themes of teshuva (repentance), tefillah (prayer) and tzeddakah (charity).

    Jewish 'Gold Digger' Spoof: Rosh Hashana Makes The Soul Bigger? (VIDEO)

  • In their most famous postulate, teshuva (Hebrew for “repentance”) meant shiva (Hebrew for “return,” understood as the return to Zion).

    The Chosen Peoples

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