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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Art Raffle Benefits Children’s Program

Art Raffle Benefits Children’s Program

Mussar and art are two passions of mine, and the marriage of these two passions into MussArt™ in 2009 has allowed me to deepen my personal Mussar practice, help others deepen their Mussar practice and share my gifts in a variety of ways.


This past June, I was inspired to paint a piece titled “Zerizut” (Alacrity) as a means to raise money for the Jewish Values for Everyday Living: Mussar for Children program. It was a joy to paint the piece for such a wonderful cause, and my delight increased when I witnessed how many people supported both me and the program! I raised $1,000 selling $20 raffle tickets.  


It felt so good to donate all of the proceeds directly to The Mussar Institute earmarked for Jewish Values for Everyday Living: Mussar for Children. This was a win all the way around: I was able to practice Mussar, practice the art that I love, practice giving, and provide an opportunity for others to practice giving by reaching into their pockets to contribute to a worthwhile cause. As a result, many people are going to be the beneficiaries of this simple act.  


Michelle Princenthal, creator of the Mussar for Children program, chose a name at random on June 21 for the painting winner. Congratulations to Lisa Richman, proud new owner of “Zerizut”!

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Finding Community in Amsterdam – by Bonnie Leopold

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

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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