Mussar, Tikkun Middot, Morinis
Rabbi Pamela Wax introduced me to a practice in this article that I should have been aware of:
“Tikkun middot” is a practice of the Mussar movement. Mussar typically translates as “ethics”. …It is the week of generosity in my “tikkun middot” cycle. Every week has a quality that I engage as a spiritual practice with my friend Helen, a rabbi in San Francisco. One week it might be gratitude. Another patience. Another humility. …
I mention it here, because she connected the growing practice to Alan Morinis’ book Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: One Man’s Rediscovery of a Jewish Spiritual Tradition. Aonther book onto my reading list.