Monday, October 02, 2006

Elie Wiesel on Yom Kippur

In a recent interview with Martin Doblmeier, Elie Wiesel talked about what the Jewish faith says about forgiveness? For the discussion, click here.
Elie Wiesel on ForgivenessOn the eve of Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement, the most important day in our year, we ask God to forgive us. We ask him to forgive us for all kinds of sins committed. But one sin he cannot forgive is the sin I commit against a fellow human being. Only that human being has the right to forgive me. And, that right has its limitations. If I ask that person to forgive me three times and that person says no, then the blame is on him or her. [In that case, one has to] offer forgiveness for not forgiving.


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