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Dr. Chaya Sima Koenigsberg

Dr. Chaya Sima Koenigsberg

Dr. Chaya Sima Koenigsberg is a resident scholar at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

Teshuvah That Builds, Not Breaks

August 30, 2019, by

Years ago, as a counselor at a Jewish summer camp, I watched a teenage camper leave a shiur in tears after hearing a well-meaning speaker describe the need to do teshuvah for mitzvot. The speaker challenged the campers, “Were your mitzvot performed with all their details correctly? Did you have the correct intentions in mind?” […]