40 Days Elul Practice: Mussar Mindfulness, Day 16 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 were the texts used during the Live teaching and meditation:

Every human being is due honor and respect just by virtue of being human, which means embodying a divine soul. made in the image and likeness of God. Because we are only human, we are scarred and marred, but those are superficial blemishes. Look deeper, and you will perceive the glowing radiance of a holy soul. Develop eyes to see the soul, and bow down in honor.

Alan morinis, Every Day, Holy Day, Trumpeter, boston, 2010, page 50

Ben Azzai would also say: Do not be disdainful to any person, and do not disregard any thing. For there is not to you any person who has not his/her hour, and there is not to you any thing that has not its place.

בֶּן עַזַּאי אוֹמֵר: אַל תְּהִי בָז לְכָל אָדָם, וְאַל תְּהִי מַפְלִיג לְכָל דָּבָר, שֶׁאֵין לְךָ אָדָם שֶׁאֵין לוֹ שָׁעָה וְאֵין לְךָ דָבָר שֶׁאֵין לוֹ מָקוֹם

Pirkei Avot 4:3

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