The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar
By (author) Alan Morinis
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Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis
Book DescriptionHere is an accessible and inspiring introduction to the Jewish spiritual tradition known as Mussar (pronounced MOO-sir). Though little known outside Orthodox Jewish communities, Mussar is an illuminating, accessible and highly practical set of teachings for cultivating personal growth and spiritual realization in the midst of day-to-day life. The ultimate goal of Mussar is to become a deeply good person, a mensch, or what one Mussar master called an 'extraordinary ordinary person'. The core teaching of Mussar is that our deepest essence is inherently pure and holy, but over the course of our lives it becomes obscured by extremes of emotion, desire, and bad habits. Our work in life is to liberate the radiant light of the soul.The Mussar masters developed transformative teachings and practices - some of which are contemplative, some of which focus on how we relate to others in daily life - to help us to heal and refine ourselves. Like Kabbalah, Mussar can be practised, studied, and appreciated by people of any religious background. There is also growing interest in Mussar among Jews - including secular Jews - who are interested in reinvigorating their religious lives, exploring contemplative spirituality, and bringing spirituality into everyday life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590306093
(227mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Trumpeter Books
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan Morinis
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A clear and easy-to-use introduction to Mussar Yoga a blending of Jewish and Eastern spiritual practices. Intended for the novice as well as the yoga expert and for people of all faiths, each exercise is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, helpful photographs, mantras and journaling exercises."
Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Alan Morinis
The rejuvenating life story of a film producer on the brink of a midlife crisis and the colorful rabbi who helped him heal his soul by leading him along the enlightening path of Musar.
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Author Biography - Alan Morinis
Alan Morinis completed his doctorate at Oxford University, which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship. A producer of award-winning television and film, he has been a student of the Mussar tradition since 1997, studying under Rabbi Yechiel Yitzchok Perr. Alan 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 lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife and two daughters.
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