Alan Morinis

Nov 2, 2023

Equanimity in Dark Times

A Discussion with Alan Morinis

New Books Network 2023

In concluding their focus on the trait of equanimity, Modya and David are joined in conversation by Alan Morinis, founder of the Mussar Institute and the author of several books on Mussar, the Jewish ethical self-development discipline. Modya, David, and Alan focus on the Torah portion of Vayera in the Book of Genesis, especially in light of the difficult times being experienced as this episode was recorded. They address numerous questions, including: How do you practice equanimity in dark times? Is it even appropriate to do so? What makes the patriarch Abraham a good model for developing equanimity? How do you bring other personality traits into your work on equanimity? These are just some of the topics covered in this week's rich discussion.

Modya Silver is an author and psychotherapist based in Toronto. David Gottlieb is Director of Jewish Studies at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago.

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