The great teachers of old used stories to broaden the scope of their students' practice of forgiveness, including avoiding the need for it in the first place. To see how, check out the stories in these books:

  • In Minyan, Rami Shapiro shares a story about the town gossip who learned the hard way about how difficult it is to make amends.
  • In New Age Judaism, Melinda Ribner presents a story about a great rebbe who regularly asked forgiveness of everyone in his house.
  • Yushi Nomura in Desert Wisdom writes about Abba Moses, one of the Christian desert fathers, who was very reluctant to judge others.

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