It is with great pleasure and thanks to the supportive folks at Torah.Org that I welcome you to Mussar-Psych!
While this site is brand new, the ideas that we will discuss here are, hopefully, not new at all, but a rediscovery of the central theme of the human mission; to take the raw material called each of us and to become as G-dlike as possible over the span of time He has allotted for us to do so.
This is discussed extensively in Torah sources and it is the mission of this site to help make those sources accessible by translating them into contemporary language and applying them to current challenges and opportunities.
Every generation calls for its own unique Mussar, and this site, both in medium (classical Mussar was probably not studied on the Web) and in message (classical Mussar was studied in very different conditions than those we are experiencing today) is an attempt to present and discuss today’s Mussar.
I am pleased that you are here and I hope that you will join me through your comments, questions and shared learning in our mission to make Mussar alive in our lives.
Rabbi Ephraim David Becker, Ph.D.
For an introduction to Mussar, click on, well, Introduction!