Review and Reflection of “On Repentance and Repair” by Danya Ruttenberg

Pastor Matthew Best
13 min readMay 23, 2023

This is a brand new book, being published in 2022, yet the content of it is timeless. Ruttenberg has identified that we live in a culture that is in great need of repentance and repair. I don’t think this is controversial. The question is how? Ruttenberg looks at one model from Maimonides, a 12th century Jewish philosopher and teacher of the Torah, and applies the teaching to what it might look like for us in the 21st century in America. Overall, I found this book to be very enlightening, healing, and opening the reader to seeing…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.