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The sefer Chayei Moshe, by R' Moshe Mendel Shklarsh, in his section on Klalei Psak V'Halacha, discusses yuhara. He writes that it only applies to be stringent in public on something that, min hadin (according to the basic law) is permitted. (At the end of the discussion he mentions that some say it can even apply to private practices.) There is a special ...


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every trait has its place as explained in Chovos Halevavos Gate 3 ch.10 So, too, there are two traits - anger and satisfaction. Anger is in place when you see a departure from the way of truth and the rule of righteousness, when falsehood prevails over truth and those who follow it. Pas Lechem commentary: when you see people turning away from ...


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Maimonides's halacha book, Mishne Tora, includes (Deos 2:3): Likewise, anger is a very bad trait, and it is fit for a person to distance himself from it to the opposite extreme. And he should teach himself not to anger, even about something that it is fit to be angry about. And if he wants to instill fear in his children and household members (or on the ...


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What you are quoting is an English translation of part of a testament that has been attributed to the Rambam (-some details). It is called שערי המוסר. A more literal translation is "Accustom yourselves to habitual goodness, for character is dependent upon habit, habit becoming as it were second nature."


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In Hilchot Deot 1:2 "With regard to all the traits: a man has some from the beginning of his conception, in accordance with his bodily nature. Some are appropriate to a person's nature and will [therefore] be acquired more easily than other traits. Some traits he does not have from birth. He may have learned them from others, or turned to them on his own. ...



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