LIVE FROM JERUSALEM SIMCHA JOY From Rav Dovid Nussbaum (1200 x 400 px) (1850 × 400 px)

Delivery Style

Live Va'ad in English

Recorded Va'ad Sessions



$118 Chaverim

$180 non-Chaverim

Dates and Time

Sundays 4 p.m. ET

12/4, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19


One year of va'ad-based study or with prior permission from Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar

Emunah U’Bitachon / Faith and Trust

A Six-Part Lecture Series

Today’s world is suffering a breakdown in faith and trust. Many have lost faith and trust in their leadership. Others struggle in these areas within their communities and even in their families. From a Mussar perspective Emunah and Bitachon focus us on developing and experiencing faith and trust in the One Above. Indeed, a relationship with God underlies all Torah and Mussar practice; all our middot, and it informs all other relationships in our lives. How can we experience greater faith and trust in God? How can we expand these middot to all our relationships and to all areas of our spiritual life?

Rav Dovid Nussbaum, a renowned Rabbi is 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 and traditional Orthodox Mussar perspective 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.



“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.”