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40 Days Elul Practice: Mussar Mindfulness, Day 15 of Elul

Today we practice day 15 of Elul during our 40 Days Elul Practice of Mussar Mindfulness with Rabbi Chasya, Founding Director of The Institute for Holiness: Kehilat Mussar.

We livestream daily from Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn at 8:30pm Jerusalem Time for 30 minutes of a short teaching and guided meditation practice with silent meditation also. One can also join us on Zoom at:


Meeting ID: 824 095 1453

Passcode: Mussar613!

Be in touch with us at kehilatmussar@gmail.com with questions, or if you would like to provide a sponsorship or a donation for any day’s sitting.

These are the texts used during the Live teaching and meditation:

“Acting respectfully to yourself is the external way we reflect inner holiness.”

Rav Shlomo Wolbe, Alei Shur, Vol. 2, p. 226

Honor, respect, dignity, and love are due to each and every human being, not because of the greatness of their achievements, but because they are home to a soul that is inherently holy. Nobody created his or her own soul; everyone has been gifted with a rarefied essence. 

Rabbi of Volozhin (1749-1821), a forerunner of the Mussar movement, who explains that one should honor all people simply because they are the handiwork of God (Ruach Chaim on Pirkei Avot).

“Every person must prepare himself for thirty days beforehand with repentance and prayer and charity for the day when he will appear in judgment before God on Rosh Hashanah. Therefore let every person scrutinize their actions with a view to mending them. Let them exclude themselves for one hour every day and examine themselves.”

Rabbi Moshe ben Avraham of Przemysl, also known as Mateh Moshe (1550-1606, Galicia

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