straight • upright • righteous

newsletter of  The Mussar Institute


January 2013



“An unceasing inner gaze toward one’s responsibility leads to remembrance, remembrance leads to concern, concern leads to confidence, confidence leads to strength and strength leads to serenity and wholeness, internally and externally, in thought and in deed.”   
–  Rabbi Avraham Elya Kaplan

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January Special

Whether or not you were able to join us for Mussar Kallah X, you can still own the CD recordings of the sessions led by our illustrious guest teachers.

For January, individual sessions will cost $10 each (down from $13), and the complete set of Kallah X recordings will be available for $63 for all seven sessions, an additional 10% off.

To purchase recordings from past Kallot, please visit the TMI audio page.



The Practice Corner

There is no way to cultivate responsibility except to act in responsible ways, and the best place to do that is with the people who are closest to you. Every day, consciously undertake two actions with the intention of helping people in the inner circle of your life carry a burden that they bear. Not only will that help them, but that is how you cause the trait of responsibility to flourish in your heart—an essential ingredient in the “wholeness” that is the goal of Mussar study and practice.


Newsletter Home
Through a Mussar Lens: The Masters Teach Us Responsibility Through Their Actions – by Alan Morinis
Welcome – by Jason Winston
World of Mussar: Seattle, WA – by Shirah Bell
My Mussar Journey – by
The Practice Corner

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