Yashar
RACHAMIM / COMPASSION
APRIL 2017

A Mussar Gem

The soul-trait of compassion may be more accurately defined as the inner experience of touching another being so closely that you no longer perceive the other as separate from you. The two are made one, as the baby in the mother’s womb. In that state of inner identification, feelings will be shared as fully as if they were your own. You will leap to care for the other as naturally as you care for yourself. Because the other is no longer other.
– Alan Morinis, Everyday Holiness, pp. 80-1.


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Phone: 305-610-7260

Donations as of March 26

  • Jeffrey Agron
  • Roann Altman, in memory of David Abramson
  • Jeffrey Amer
  • Steven Belkin
  • Sharon Berman, in memory of Arthur Ira Berman, and in support of the many programs that bring Mussar to individuals near and far
  • Maureen Bismark
  • Lisa Bock
  • Harriet Cohen, in memory of Lainey M Grace, z''l
  • Rabbi Helen Cohn: “Mussar continues to transform the lives of many in our congregation”
  • Rabbi Robert Dobrusin
  • Candis and Peter Doerken, in honor of Batya and Ralph Mannheimer
  • Christine Edelman
  • Warren Ehrlich
  • Rabbi Amy Eilberg
  • Joshua Ellis, in gratitude to his Mussar teachers and friends: Alan Morinis, Caren Ellis Fried and Gary Shaffer
  • Samuel Finnerman, with much gratitude to The Mussar Institute
  • Ziona Friedlander
  • Monica Fuchs
  • Sandra Garrett
  • George Gellman
  • Laura Goldman, in honor of Nancy Oken
  • David Gottlieb, in honor of his wife, Galit Gottlieb, in honor of her 60th birthday, her many virtues, her great strength and their love.
  • Eric Gurvis, in honor of Gavriel Goldfeder
  • Annette Hamm
  • Rabbi Elana Kanter
  • Dr. Yoram Kinberg, in honor of his brother, Dr. Naftali Kinberg
  • Rivy Poupko Kletenik
  • Rabbi Jonathan Kraus, in honor of Alan Morinis: “Thank you for turning your very personal journey into a shared blessing for the Jewish people.”
  • Steven and Bonni Kraus, in honor of the Jewish Spirituality Challenge planning team
  • Joanne Lancin
  • Lesley Levin
  • Cyndee Levy
  • David Lieberman, in honor of Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
  • Robert Mandelson
  • Sybil McCullen, in memory of her brother, Dewey McCullen
  • Myra Peskowitz
  • Rabbi Marcia Plumb: “May the 49 days of the Omer bring more kavod, anavah, and shleimut to our leaders, our country and the world”
  • Julie Potiker, in memory of Ruth Jacobowitz
  • Michelle Princenthal, in honor of Frances Brehm, from her grandmother. Welcome to the world!
  • Marshall Rauch
  • Rabbi Ted Riter
  • Irv Robinson, in memory of Razel Fertig
  • Irv Robinson
  • Edward Rosenwasser, in honor of Pam Rollins, with appreciation for all her efforts on the Jewish Spirituality Challenge, in addition to everything else
  • Lisa Sacks
  • Jan Salis
  • Susan Schwartz, in memory of Razel Fertig
  • Jeremy Schwartz: “The Mussar Institute has helped me and my students reveal more of the shining of our souls and I am grateful for that.”
  • Janet Shalwitz and Burt Feuerstein
  • Rabbi Judy Shanks, in honor of Jeanette Gross, for her partnership in leading Mussar services: “Todah rabbah from me and all of us at Temple Isaiah.”
  • Nancy Spitalnick
  • Garth Symonds, with thanks to the va'ad of Rabbi Kaplan and in honor of Miriam bat Sarah
  • Lora Vatalaro
  • Daniel and Sherry Weinberger, in honor of Alan and Avi: “The Mussar trip to Israel was not only a meaningful shared experience but a return to spiritual roots; a true pilgrimage.”
  • Raizy Weinreb
  • Judith Weiser, with thanks for taking us to Israel to study Mussar!
  • Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz: “Thanks for all you do, Alan!”

Newsletter Home

Through a Mussar Lens: Compassion is Not Optional – by Alan Morinis

Building Compassion in the Home – by Mike Nichols

In Memory of David Abramson – by Roann Altman

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A Mussar Gem

The soul-trait of compassion may be more accurately defined as the inner experience of touching another being so closely that you no longer perceive the other as separate from you. The two are made one, as the baby in the mother’s womb. In that state of inner identification, feelings will be shared as fully as if they were your own. You will leap to care for the other as naturally as you care for yourself. Because the other is no longer other.
– Alan Morinis, Everyday Holiness, pp. 80-1.


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Donations

The Mussar Institute depends on the generosity of supporters. Please consider making a donation to honor someone or to remember a loved one. We are so greatful for all the recent donations.

Membership

TMI Membership for 2016–2017 is open. Support TMI and take advantage of special offerings for members. Click here for more information. 

Donations are gratefully accepted.

pushke


THE MUSSAR INSTITUTE

For further information on The Mussar Institute, visit www.MussarInstitute.org
Email address: info@mussarinstitute.org
Phone: 305-610-7260