Category: Mussar

Mussar | A Lesson on Generosity

The soul-trait of generosity is named nedivut. A generous person is a nadiv. Mussar clearly distinguishes this type of generosity from another kind, called tzedakah, which means obligated giving, such as tithing. Please follow...

Mussar | A Lesson on Patience

The Hebrew word for patience is savlanut, which also means “tolerance.” The same root gives rise to words that means “suffer” (sevel) and “burdens” (sivlot). We learn from this that patience is not a...

Mussar | A Lesson on Humility

Humility is almost universally taught as the first Soul Trait, because it is fundamental to who we are. Unlike the western definition of Humility, which emphasizes being self-effacing and understated, Mussar teaches that Humility...

Mussar | Introduction | Part Two

What exactly is Mussar? That term names a spiritual perspective and also a discipline of practices that can significantly change the way a person perceives the world and acts in it. Mussar also names...

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