Mussar Practice: Middot

The physicist Neils Bohr once said that the opposite of a simple truth is a falsehood, but the opposite of a profound truth is another profound truth. In our spiritual lives we are often called upon to balance opposing truths: the need to cleave to those we love and to let go; as Jews to simultaneously embody Yisrael (one who wrestles with God) and Yehuda (one who practices gratitude); to be open to moments of breakthrough and to cultivate the slow, subtle movement of soul. In this course, we will explore some key psycho-spiritual moments in the life of the spirit, drawing upon classic kabbalistic and Hasidic texts.

Department: 
Track: 
Rabbinic
Rabbinic Pastor
Hashpa'ah
Course Type: 
Elective