Cheshbon ha-Nefesh (English and Hebrew Edition) [Menachem Mendel Levin, Dovid Landesman, Yitzchak Scher] on *FREE* shipping on. The method of cheshbon ha-nefesh was first laid out in a book called, naturally enough, Cheshbon ha-Nefesh, written by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Leffin and. It is called in Hebrew “cheshbon ha’nefesh,” which translates into. English as ” accounting of the soul.” An accounting of the soul can describe any kind of inner .

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Personal Improvement through Personal Accounting

Although the term gets used to describe any kind of inner stock-taking, there is a way to do this personal accounting that is systematic, thorough and very effective. I wrote about it in my recent book, “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder,” where I said, “The central point [of cheshbon ha-nefesh ] is really to reveal to consciousness the contents of the unconscious hanefsh.

You want to absorb the message in a deep and acute way. How do I affect the lives of others? What are we doing with our lives? God created the hanefssh sea monsters, and all the living creatures of every kind that creep, which the waters brought forth in swarms, and all the winged birds of every kind. Then at bedtime, you’ll do the second part of the hanefssh.

If the doctor told us we only had six months to live, we’d ask ourselves “What’s life all about? I do yoga stretches and meditation every morning so I have my cards set up on the little table in my quiet room.


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Alan Morinis is the author of Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: Can you identify your own strengths ganefesh weaknesses? Post was not sent – check your email addresses! May Reb Noach ‘s soul continue to grow higher and cheshobn to inspire us all in death as he did in life, I guess he lives on through his torah.

Top 10 Jokes about Chelm. Weight Loss and Teshuva. Did I accomplish what I intended? On the other hand, our day-to-day actions need to be reviewed constantly.

The Beginning of Potential. If you review your list daily, and get angry at your own stupidities, then that anger will give you the power to make changes. It may be big – “I got really upset when Your literature has enriched me with so much knowledge for the New Year, and a lot more.

Notify me of new posts via email. Kabbalistic Tu B’shvat Seder. By using our site, you accept our use of cookies and our updated privacy policy. If you ask someone: My prayers are with you for healing and long life.

Great people started at the bottom too, and worked their way up. I am elavated and inspired by your articles as well hnefesh learning all about my ancestors. Dec 31 23 Tevet Torah Portion. An Open Letter to a Jewish Singles. I am new to hanefeh Jewish faith and I’m grateful to find this site. What we have to do is get in touch with this desire of our souls and then plan how to attain that love.

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The details contain the underlying patterns hanefes recur in your life, and by examining them, you get nothing less than a read-out on the contents of your unconscious, as these express themselves in the particulars of your life. This new awareness is crucial for the inner journey of the Days of Awe and sets us on course for the transformation and ascent we are called to make in this season.


If it is, then ask, “What am I doing to attain it? B”H and its great chesshbon. To the Big Archives Index Page. The shofar blasts like an alarm clock. Here are some of the phrases that Rabbi Leffin gives us in Cheshbon ha-Nefesh:. More important than the amount you write or the floweriness of the prose is the honesty you bring to your introspection. About the only thing I disagree with is the part about getting angry at oneself in order to help promote change.

Asking the Question If the doctor told us we only had six months to live, we’d ask ourselves “What’s life all about? For equanimity he writes: As the month of Elul rolls around again, drawing Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah closer, rabbis once again begin urging each of us to do a ” cheshbon ha-nefesh, ” a personal acounting.

Or maybe it’s greed that sends you off in ways that don’t yield up anything except a bad taste in your mouth. About decisiveness he says: