Every Day, Holy Day
Every Day, Holy Day is an essential companion for anyone who wants to experience the life-changing gifts of Mussar. “You shall be holy,” teaches the Torah. The masters of the Mussar tradition have crafted a roadmap to help people approach that lofty goal. Mussar is a system of introspective practices that can help you identify and break through the obstacles to your inherent holiness, using methods that are easy to integrate into daily life.
The program laid out in this book focuses on 26 traits (middot)—such as loving-kindness, strength, generosity, compassion, honor and equanimity—each of which takes center stage for a week of contemplation and exercises, in order to develop and refine that quality in yourself.
"Will inspire many people to begin a Mussar journey, and a beautiful resource for those already on it. "
— Rabbi Michael Skobac
Every day begins with an inspiring teaching that illuminates the essence of the trait. An affirmation phrase and an exercise make the lesson effective in your own life. After a day of paying attention and stretching yourself to cultivate that trait, you journal to record and integrate your experiences.
Alan Morinis invites you to follow the Mussar path with him for a year. This time-tested approach is remarkably simple, and also remarkably effective in helping you overcome negative tendencies and strengthen positive ones—and to reveal your innate holiness in the process.