Delivery Style

Independent Study

Monthly Lessons



One to 17

Start Date

First of Each Month


Chaverim Membership

Course Overview

MIDDAH A MONTH is a customizable, self-study program for Chaverim, that offers a deep dive into fundamental middot and Mussar practice. You'll receive study materials in your email inbox.

The texts are from modern and traditional Mussar sources and your packet will include kabbalot for daily Mussar practice, morning phrases, and more.

The course is well suited for individuals and groups.

Design your course by selecting any or all of the following middot in any order:

  • Attentive listening/Shmiat Ha Ozen
  • Compassion/Rachamim
  • Enthusiasm/Zerizut
  • Equanimity/Menuchat Ha’Nefesh
  • Generosity/Nedivut
  • Gratitude/Hakarat Ha’Tov
  • Holiness/Kedusha
  • Honor/Kavod
  • Humility/Anavah
  • Joy/Simcha
  • Love/Ahava
  • Order/Seder
  • Patience/Savlanut
  • Trust/Bitachon
  • Silence/Shmirat Ha Lashon
  • Contemplative Silence/Shtikah
  • Friendship/Chaveirut


Course Designer

Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar at The Mussar Institute has guided TMI courses since 2010. He is the author of Bridging the Gap, a comprehensive guide to important Mussar concepts and lessons from the Talmud. Born in the United States, for the past 25 years he has resided in Israel and currently lives in Beit Shemesh with his wife and six children.

You Will

- Grow -

by examining your own soul curriculum and beginning or fine-tuning your personal practice




 - Join -

a growing, international group of Mussar practitioners through your Chaverim membership

 - Become -

knowledgeable about the ways Mussar middot operate in your life through traditional and modern teachings

 - Receive -

monthly packages that include texts, practices, links to chants, and kabbalot.