Mussar and the anatomy of change

Human all have a collection of positive and negative character traits. Judaism teaches us that we must perfect our character and acquire all the good characteristics and rid ourselves of our negative character maladies. But religiosity is not the only reason why change is imperative. Relationship breakdown only occurs due to bad character. Proper parenting is only possible if the parent has good character. Productivity and willpower can only result in someone who has succeeded in achieving those wonderful characteristics. Learning how to improve one’s character is a very valuable skill indeed. In this class we learn the broad strokes of the Mussar approach to achieving good character.