This class will introduce a method that focuses on refining our attributes so that they enable us to serve others with greater and greater joy. We work on our character attributes, not simply to take care of ourselves and enjoy more fulfilling lives, but to practice bearing responsibility for others. The Torah introduced the idea of ‘loving our neighbor as ourselves’ thousands of years ago; this Mussar program provides each student with a personal operating manual toward meeting this overarching goal of Judaism.

Seeds of Mussar: An Introduction to Jewish Ethical Practice for Men
Madrich: Herb Levine 
Online Zoom Class – Every Wednesday
Meets 5:30 – 6:30 PM ET • July 1 – July 22, 2020
Course S20-SD-WE-HL

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Instructor Bio:

     Herb Levine, a lifelong learner, has been teaching through the Center for Contemporary Mussar since 2016. He was educated at Harvard and Princeton, where he earned a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and did Jewish study at Boston’s Hebrew College and Philadelphia’s Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He is the author of books on Yeats and the biblical Psalms. More recently, he has shared his own books of bi-lingual poetry from Ben Yehuda Press: Words for Blessing the World (2017) and An Added Soul (forthcoming, 2020). He has been involved in adult Jewish education since the mid-1980’s.