Becoming a Mensch: The Spiritual Path of Mussar and Tikkun Middot

Posted by David Jaffe on August 1, 2016
Topics: Pardes Live and Mini-Series, Spiritual Practices, Practices, Spirituality, Mussar

Becoming a Mensch: The Spiritual Path of Mussar and Tikkun Middot (Mussar is a thousand-year- old Jewish system for personal growth, specifically in the realm of character improvement; Tikkun Middot is the practice of refining/improving one’s character traits) with David Jaffe – Beit Midrash.

This podcast will give an overview of Avodat HaMiddot – the spiritual practice of developing our inner lives from Biblical times to the present. In addition, this podcast will address the Mussar theory of change, differences between the Mussar movement and chassidic approaches to growth and examples of practices for bridging the gap between the head, heart and hand.


About David Jaffe

Rabbi David Jaffe is the author of Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change, winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life. He is the Founder and Principal of Kirva Consulting and blogs at

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