On Elul, by Rabbi Ira Stone

All of us at the Center For Contemporary Mussar are very excited about our upcoming Elul learning program. In these difficult days, when most of us will be unable to take advantage of in-person religious programs leading up to and including the High Holy Days, the...

Special Offering From Rabbi Stone

Discover Solace through Study: Torah & Mussar with Rabbi Stone Join us on Zoom (instructional link below) Every Thursday beginning March 26, 1:00-2:00 PMPlease register below to receive details Dear Chevre,   In light of the fact that many of us are now in various...

Festival Of Shavuot

One of the central pillars of Mussar thought and practice, often either overlooked or dismissed, is that of obligation. The metaphoric shorthand for this concept is the Sinai moment and as we approach the festival of Shavuot which celebrates this moment in the...

Pesach In A Time Of Crisis, Part 2

Pesach in a Time of Crisis  Rabbi Ira F. Stone Part 2 Today I want to focus on a small paragraph that is recited at the Seder, just before we commence the meal. It is likely one of the earliest elements that went into the construction of the Seder meal as it evolved...

Pesach In A Time Of Crisis

Pesach in a Time of Crisis  Rabbi Ira F. Stone Part I This is not going to be a how-to guide. Already there are various sites providing advice on how to scale down your Seder this year in light of the Corona virus; various suggestions for live-streaming with your...