Category Archives: Mussar

In Celebration of Prophecy – Shavuos Metaphors

     As is evident from the verses that describe the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, the take away lesson of the event is that Hashem speaks with people.  He does not only manifest His absolute majesty over the … Continue reading

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Mussar and the Blackberry upgrade

They somehow figured out how to make use of the existing technology from a couple of years ago and make it run like tomorrow. Continue reading

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Pesach Class

I hope that this talk about Pesach is useful. Feedback is always welcome. Here’s a link to download. Wishing each of you a Kosher and Joyous Pesach!

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Chanukah and Taryton (We’d rather fight than switch)

There is now a link to a class that I recently presented on Chanukah. It is suitable for all levels and is entitled:“Chanukah and Taryton – We’d rather fight than switch” You may download the (free) class by clicking on … Continue reading

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The Ingredients of Mussar: Critical Thinking, Self Help and Torah

`That’s a great deal to make one word mean,’ Alice said in a thoughtful tone. `When I make a word do a lot of work like that,’ said Humpty Dumpty, `I always pay it extra.’  Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking … Continue reading

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A Chanukah Gift

Permit me to share with you my paraphrase of a Chanukah thought expressed best by the legendary Mirer Rosh Yeshiva (Dean of the Mir Torah Academy, transplanted from Lithuania to Jerusalem and NY) Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz (1902-1978) in his collection of … Continue reading

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