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We elevate the deepest values of the Jewish tradition, middot, the grounding framework for our spiritual practice, communal vision, and growth individually, interpersonally and with our world. Mussar is a Jewish spiritual practice engaged in developing an internal and external mindful moral compass and ethical life.

Nefesh chooses one of the middot to examine each month. Intro to Mussar is a space for you to develop that middah or the one(s) of your choosing at Rosh Hashanah.

Next cycle 5782: October 2021 through May 2022

Some of these middot include:

Ometz Lev — Courage

Courage. A dance with fear and a strength of heart
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אֹמֶ ץ לֵב

Emet

Truth. Truth through our own eyes and also through the eyes of another. Seeing and speaking accurately
אמת

Achrayut — Responsibility

Including the other in the self, an interconnectedness of self and other
אחריות

Ahavah — Love

Care, responsibility, and knowledge for self, other, and the world
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אהבה

Chesed — Loving-Kindness

Do justice, love loving-kindness, walk humbly with G!d
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חֶסֶד

Anavah — Humility

Occupy a rightful space, neither too much nor too little.
עֲנָוָה

Savlanut — Patience

Opening the space between the match and the fuse, bearing without suffering
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סבלנות

Hakarat Ha’TovGratitude

 Awaken to the good and give thanks
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הכרת הטוב

“I attend the monthly Middot group to hear Rabbi Susan’s teachings, which resonate for me, and to be accountable in my community for developing a practice that will keep me on a growth path (and in a growth mindset) and help me take concrete actions that are expressions of my most deeply held spiritual values”

Melanie Weiner

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