Teshuvah for Buddhists Just Ain't Cool

I’m part of a progressive, hippie-ish group of mostly Jewish late 20-something friends who are all pretty spiritual. Some of us take part in the alternative Jewish scene in New York, and others are more into meditation retreats and things like that.

Recently one of my friends suggested that we should encourage everyone to practice teshuvah, Jews and non-Jews. Now, I know we don’t have the monopoly on apology, but the whole ten-day ritual is ours and I think it should stay that way. I told my friend that it is okay to keep Jewish traditions for Jews, and if someone wants to partake in it it should be done in a Jewish context. He disagreed and said that he can’t see any reason not to share this with his meditation group and see if they would like to try it. Seesaw, what do you think?

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