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Delivery Style

Live Va'ad in English

Recorded Va'ad Sessions



$118 Chaverim

$180 non-Chaverim.

Start Date



Open to all


As with many middot, defining it just one way doesn’t truly capture all the subtle nuances that are contained within it. Kavod means honor, but also glory, respect, reverence, dignity, and worth or value (related to the Hebrew word kaved meaning heavy).

The Torah teaches that all human beings were created in God’s image or likeness. What does that mean? How does it relate to honor? What does it say about the relationship of one’s body and soul? Why is this concept fundamental to Mussar thought and practice?

This series will explore how to honor ourselves, others, and the One Above. Join to be guided and inspired by one of the most highly regarded Mussar teachers of our generation.

Rav Dovid Nussbaum is currently mashgiach ruchani (spiritual advisor) at Yeshivas Torah Ore Israeli division in Jerusalem, a position he has held for the past twenty-five years. Born in the United States, and a native English speaker, Rav Nussbaum came to study in 1978 at the renowned Mussar Yeshiva at Beer Yaakov, Israel, under the guidance of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe zt’l, the leading Mussar personality of our generation. He has lived in Israel ever since. Rav Nussbaum remained a close student of Rav Wolbe until his passing in 2005.

For the past ten years, Rav Nussbaum has delivered a weekly va'ad in Rav Wolbe’s Beit HaMussar (Study Hall dedicated to Mussar study) in Jerusalem. Now, we are able to make this experience available exclusively to our Mussar students. Rav Nussbaum will speak to us in English.


You Will

  • Experience guidance for personal practice from one of today’s most respected Mussar personalities.
  • Hear a relevant Mussar perspective on timely topics and themes.
  • Be invited (virtually) twice each month into R’ Nussbaum’s home in Jerusalem to experience live, one-hour teachings.
  • Gain the unique opportunity to learn and practice authentic Mussar taught and studied in today’s Yeshivot.


Level: Intermediate

Open to: All

Sessions: Six, one-hour meetings

Meeting: Sundays,  4 p.m. ET

Dates: 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20

Tuition: $118 Chaverim, $180 non-Chaverim

Each session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. During each session, R' Nussbaum will assign daily practices. There will be no chevruta learning, text, or other additional readings between sessions.


“Very inspiring, both his teaching/guidance and ‘watching him tie his shoes.’”


“His practical advice and chanting exercises were so meaningful and moving.”

“A teacher with a twinkle in his eye and gave me something to hold onto and take home... Where there is a will, there is a way...easy and brilliant.”

“His teaching on our will and how to connect with it was the most emotionally impactful of all our teachings. A great experience of chanting individually in a group.”