Romance and Penitence / Erev Yom Kippur

The idealistic, profit-shirking, anti-capitalistic and romantic nature of Yom Kippur today is something that we are not accustomed to in our interpersonal relationships, yet it opens for us expanses of opportunities.

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In an article she wrote this summer around Tu B’Av entitled “Has love died?” ‏(Haaretz Magazine, July 19,) sociologist Eva Illouz points out the profound change that the perception of romantic love has...