If we all had what it takes to be a Mensch, a person of extraordinary character, wouldn’t we all be one?
In fact we do have what it takes, we just haven’t been trained to take the steps to make it happen. The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions, Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar is that training manual.
Imagine what your life would be like if you felt empowered to overcome those things inside that lead you to get stuck in the same situation again and again.
What if you could slow things down and redirect yourself before you started to raise your voice? What if instead of “just taking it,” feeling anger and/or shame, you felt compassion for the other person and yourself?
Mussar is a 1000-year-old Jewish spiritual practice of mindful living that was almost lost forever in the devastation of the Holocaust.
Mussar is the path to becoming the best self we can be. Mussar teaches us how to look inside ourselves to identify the factors and behaviors that cause us to get stuck in the the same self-defeating situation or dynamic over and over again…and offers a step-by-step way to bring our lives back into balance.
Spiritual Practice of Good Actions is written for “Just Jews”
This new and important book teaches Mussar in a unique way, designed to particularly appeal to “Just Jews,” a newly-identified demographic of unaffiliated Jewish people who are not members of a synagogue. There are no transliterated Hebrew terms to struggle to pronounce, and the book presents alternatives to “God talk.” At the same time, if you practice any degree of Jewish observance, this book will be a familiar companion, complementing your current practice and level of Jewish literacy.
Accessible to people of all spiritual beliefs
The English only approach, alternatives to God talk, and focus on mindful action makes The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions accessible to people of all faiths and spiritual beliefs.
Sales Support the Mitzvah Circle Foundation
10% of the author’s first royalty check will be donated to the Mitzvah Circle Foundation. A new charity will be selected each quarter. The Mitzvah Circle Foundation was nominated by the community as one of our Eight Points of Light, and received a donation last Hanukkah as well.