Alan Morinis, Everyday Holiness

“It is very heplful to set up a learning partnership with someone else whom you meet with every week or two to learn a text. This is the traditional learning form called chevruta, which is traditional in large part because it is such a very effective way to learn. …

Reading and learning a Mussar text are done in a specific way. You don’t just read through the words as you would a novel or newspaper article. One partner reads a sentence aloud and then pauses. Either partner can then ask a question or give a reflection or illustration to support or challenge what the author says. When the point has been thoroughly considered and there seems to be no more to say, go on to the next sentence.”


  1. Norman H. Forster on November 24, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Sounds like a very interesting way to learn about one’s self and about study partner. Moving from phrase to phrase or sentence to sentence seems to me to be in-depth. We all come from different families, have different schooling, have different experiences, different backgrounds, different people.

    I am looking forward to the experience of this course.

    • Dianne Benmayor on December 2, 2021 at 11:28 am

      Hi Norman,

      We hope you enjoy your course experience as well.

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