A Responsible Life: The Spiritual Path of Mussar

A Responsible Life: The Spiritual Path of Mussar

by Ira F. Stone
     
 

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"Love your neighbor" is the central obligation of Jewish life. Mussar, a late nineteenth-century Jewish renewal movement, focused on this precept as a means of self-improvement and spiritual growth. Through the practical applications of Mussar, one can learn how to awaken to a spirituality that is compassionate, moral, and generous. In this book, Rabbi

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"Love your neighbor" is the central obligation of Jewish life. Mussar, a late nineteenth-century Jewish renewal movement, focused on this precept as a means of self-improvement and spiritual growth. Through the practical applications of Mussar, one can learn how to awaken to a spirituality that is compassionate, moral, and generous. In this book, Rabbi Ira Stone provides a contemporary theological framework for understanding Mussar and describes how participation in a Mussar group can offer support and guidance for this powerful spiritual practice.

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What a 19th-century Jewish renewal movement has to tell us today.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620328750
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/14/2013
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
302,503
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Ira F. Stone is rabbi of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Philadelphia and founder of the Philadelphia Mussar Institute. He has taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and currently teaches at Recontructionist Rabbinical College. Rabbi Stone is the author of Seeking the Path to Life, Reading Levinas/Reading Talmud, and two volumes of poetry.

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