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With Heart in Mind

Mussar Teachings to Transform Your Life

Alan Morinis E Alan Morinis



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Shambhala Publications Inc
15 September 2014
Mussar is a practice that draws from the vast storehouse of Jewish wisdom, law, revelation, and text and brings it right home in a way that is completely tangible. Judaism teaches that Torah (the collective wisdom of the tradition) provides the blueprint for human experience-and so the more of it we acquire, the more we gain a clearer, truer perspective on life and learn how to navigate its pathways. The phrase acquiring Torah is code for the process of internalizing this wisdom to bring about a genuine transformation of the inner self.

In short, accessible chapters, this book describes 48 methods through which one can acquire Torah-and turns them into a straightforward weekly practice. They include cultivating humility, joy, awe, forbearance, goodheartedness, closeness with friends, not taking credit for oneself, love of charity, and so on. Working through each quality or method, the reader goes through the process of refining their soul and developing a strong and open heart.
By:   Alan Morinis, E Alan Morinis
Imprint:   Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   352g
ISBN:   9781611801521
ISBN 10:   1611801524
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   15 September 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

ALAN MORINIS is the founder and director of the Mussar Institute (, an organization that promotes the study of Mussar through study groups, courses, and public talks. He has been a student of the Mussar tradition since 1997, training under Rabbi Yechiel Yitzchok Perr. He is also the author of Everyday Holiness, Climbing Jacob's Ladder, and Every Day, Holy Day.

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