Marc H. Wilson
MARC WILUDZANSKI-WILSON is a retired rabbi who writes from Greenville, South Carolina.

Michael Cohen and Teshuvah

HaShem’s forgiveness is much more readily attained than that which we grant to our fellow beings. Those of us who have grievously sinned and then truly repented have felt the loving caress of God’s bosom long before, if ever, we have been able to dispel the wrath of our co-creations.

Thus, he/we should start by gratefully, humbly, celebrating God’s forgiveness each day:

“I am greatly oppressed; let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for His mercies are great; but into the hand of man let me not fall.” (II Samuel 24/Tachanun)
צַר־לִ֣י מְאֹ֑ד נִפְּלָה־נָּ֚א בְיַד ה֙ כִּֽי־רַבִּ֣ים רַֽחֲמָ֔יו וּבְיַד אָדָ֖ם אַל־אֶפֹּֽלָה:

This not about yesterday. This about today and tomorrow. HaShem lights the path to teshuvah. Could we all, he and we, learn something from that?


About the Author
Marc Wilson is a rabbi and activist, serving congregations for four decades. He lives in Greenville, SC, and is blessed with a compassionate wife and the 14 smartest grandchildren ever. He especially loves being with family, teaching Torah, and cooking a competitive kosher gumbo. Marc is especially passionate about inclusive Yiddishkeit and the long, strange trip his life has been. He considers his greatest achievement the seven years he cared for his homebound parents. Contact Wiludi (Rabbi Marc) at