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Mashpia (Spiritual Mentor)

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Mashpia (Spiritual Mentor): (lit. “source of influence”); a spiritual chassidic mentor
Purim, 5747 • March 15, 1987
Torah instructs: “Provide yourself with a mentor.” But how does one know who to choose as a spiritual guide? The Talmud Tractate Berachos teaches: “A mentor must be like an angel of G-d”. In his code of Jewish law, Maimonides offers a clue to the conduct ...
There is a long standing edict that in every Jewish community – without exception – there be one person who acts as the community’s Chasidic mentor, before whom the people can pour out their spiritual ailments, and whose task it is to guide others in the ...
Learning Pirkei Avot: chapter 1, mishnah 6
Make for yourself a rabbi, acquire for yourself a friend, and judge everyone favorably.
Having a mentor means having someone you look up to that can show you the larger picture and perspective of life. Here's how these two women inspired an entire generation of Jewish women.
17 Tishrei, 5747 · October 20, 1986
When Moses refused to offer an answer to a question—and why.
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