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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Be a facilitator, help others walk their spiritual path, and grow your own soul in the process.
In the Manchim Program you will learn how to guide a va'ad and lead The Mussar Institute’s advanced courses. You will develop the values, skills, and traits needed to facilitate small study groups in the ways and traditions of Mussar and help members of your own community to engage in personal development and growth.
Course prerequisites include the completion of two TMI courses and some additional items. The program begins the second week of November, 2017.
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