On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World

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Beacon Press
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an award-winning author and writer who serves as scholar in residence at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). She was named by Newsweek as a "rabbi to watch" and a "faith leader to watch" by the Center for American Progress, and she has been a Washington Post Sunday crossword clue (83 Down). The author of several books, she has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time, and other publications.


"Ruttenberg's book sets out guidelines for full-hearted repentance--the kind of atonement that people should do, but often don't."
--Sandra Collins, Library Journal

"Excellent, necessary . . . Her careful and thoughtful writing frequently includes the voices of others, centering the needs of victims and holding the words of perpetrators to account."
--Emily Dziuban, Booklist

"A must-read for anyone navigating the work of justice and healing."
--Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

"When you read Danya Ruttenberg's brilliant book, you see with fresh eyes that there is a huge omission in contemporary culture: we don't have a road map for how someone who's done harm can change and make amends to others, nor do we discuss why this is necessary for both individual recovery and societal well-being."
--Rebecca Solnit, author of Orwell's Roses

"A modern and impressive blueprint for confronting and engaging the effects of harm and the potential for reconciliation."
--Sherrilyn Ifill, author of On the Courthouse Lawn

"A vital contribution."
--Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her