Yashar
CHESED / LOVINGKINDNESS
AUGUST 2017

A Mussar Gem

The sort of chesed Mussar students want to develop is characterized by benevolence taken to excess, which means beyond the measure of any sort of set or expected obligation that is simply required of a person (which would be categorized as tzedek—justice). In regard to clothing the naked and feeding the hungry, we are enjoined to push ourselves to excess. In these sorts of cases, kindness means we do things that we have absolutely no obligation to perform, or where we do have obligation and we provide a greater measure of kindness than what is required of us.
– Alan Morinis


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Through a Mussar Lens: Generosity Begets Lovingkindness – by Alan Morinis

Finding Community in Amsterdam – by Bonnie Leopold

Kallah XV: Kindness on the Way to Holiness – by Nina Piken

Caring for Homeless as an Opportunity for Kindness – by

Art Raffle Benefits Children's Program – by

Elul Learning Program and Dedication


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A Mussar Gem

The sort of chesed Mussar students want to develop is characterized by benevolence taken to excess, which means beyond the measure of any sort of set or expected obligation that is simply required of a person (which would be categorized as tzedek—justice). In regard to clothing the naked and feeding the hungry, we are enjoined to push ourselves to excess. In these sorts of cases, kindness means we do things that we have absolutely no obligation to perform, or where we do have obligation and we provide a greater measure of kindness than what is required of us.
– Alan Morinis


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THE MUSSAR INSTITUTE

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