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Generally a Mussar Vaad provides a more intense and personal level of engagement with an eye to self improvement, thus it usually consists of a small group of students. A Mussar Vaad can take many forms. It can take the form of a classic "shmuess"- lecture, which is given traditionally by the Mashgiach or Rosh Yeshiva of the yeshiva which focuses on either ...


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This article brings sources from Torah, Mechilta, Sifri, Bavli, Yerushalmi, a selection of midrashim, Targum Yonason, Mishne Torah, Rabbeinu Yonah, Droshos HoRan, Menoras Hameor, Maharal, Kli Yokor, Malbim, Sefas Emes, Chochmoh Umussar and Reb Yerucham.


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I'm looking for practical tips on how to avoid believing lashon hara told by someone whom I usually trust and respect. Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. ...


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I think that this precisely should cause you to respect him less. If he's speaking Lashon Hara, he's violating quite a serious Lav. Would you respect a thief?


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Try the Litveshe' approach: STOP THINKING ABOUT IT put your strength into limud hatorah which is matzil and mechaper for all cheit If it happened, move on and thank HaShem he made you healthy with healthy desires, focusing on it will just serve to bring you back down. Rather make the proper guards so you dont fall again. This method is tried and true in ...



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