According to Dr. Alan Morinis, leader and instructor in a contemporary approach to mussar: Mussar is a thousand-year-old Jewish system for personal growth, specifically in the realm of character improvement through self-discipline. It provides a distinctively Jewish answer to the sorts of questions any thinking person asks about life:
• Why do I keep making the same mistakes over and over?
• Why do I cause pain to myself and others?
• What steps can I take to bring my life closer to its spiritual potential?
Improving character begins with critically examining character traits, called middot, such as truth, anger, kindness, and gratitude.
• How do these traits define my persona?
• How do I tune into them?
• How do I sacralize them?
Wednesdays, 6.45 - 8.00pm
10/19 & 26
11/2, 9, 16 & 30
12/7, 14, 21 & 28
Temple Beth El
Contact Rabbi Saulson, Facilitator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.524.3521