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Lois Goldrich’s article, “Is Anything Unforgivable?” (Sept. 2) brought back a wonderful day I spent at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles in 2005. I purchased his book, “The Sunflower, On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness,” which is the book Idajean Fisher refers to in the article. The cover asks, “You are a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying Nazi soldier asks for your forgiveness. What would you do?” The book offers responses by 53 contributors from all walks of life. The responses are surprising and thought-provoking. My compliments to Idajean Fisher for exploring the Wiesenthal book in her discussion group. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is shortly upon us. I think of it as a day spent in the synagogue in prayer for forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with both God and our fellow men, as well as the occasion for giving tzedakah for various causes. Happy New Year to all.

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