Teshuva according to Rav Soloveitchik: Psalm 51

Rav J.B. Soloveitchik made doing Teshuva clear - now it is up to us.

Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, | updated: 15:42

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Sin has two aspects according to Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik – the sin itself which necessitates punishment and the stain it causes on the soul – even his halakhic personality changes.

The first aspect requires כפרה (atonement); the second aspect requires purification (טהרה).

This is why King David asks God not just for forgiveness but also to be purified (טהרני).

Ki Tavo 5778-The Essentials of Teshuva according to Rav Soloveitchik-Tehillim 51