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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What am I living for?

Spiritual Accounting System

We have to keep track of our time management and constantly juggle our priorities. Then at bedtime, you’ll do cheshbonn second part of the practice.

Can you identify your own strengths and weaknesses? Top Jewish Stories of Annual Review On Rosh Hashana, we make a cheshbon covering the previous year. You need a regular system to evaluate how well you performed chezhbon take stock of where you stand.

Any quality that could benefit from some measure of change belongs on your list. May Reb Noach ‘s soul continue to grow higher and continue to inspire us all in death as he did in life, I guess he lives on through his torah.

Are you eating to live, or living to eat? I thought your article would be wonderful for them and i wanted to ask permission to use this, or any other of your articles on this website, or quote from them, in the newsletter.

I wanted to know more about the coming Holidays – so I started spending time on reading about Rosh HaShana – Reading about “spiritual accounting” caused me to reflect on the value of my life since I no longer work! Notify me of new posts via email. I am excited about this Rosh Hashana. This is not about our worth as individuals; it is about the worth of our behavior as individuals.


Then, every evening that same week, record in your diary at bedtime those things that happened to you that day that reveal something about the presence or absence of equanimity in your experience. With your list of 13 qualities and a phrase to describe each one, now you’re ready to begin the practice.

This site uses cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. So it goes, through the thirteen weeks, at which point you will return right back to the first of the qualities on your list, back to “equanimity. It is crucially important that you not beat up on yourself for your slip-ups, nor to heap praises on yourself for your victories. How do I affect the lives of others? You will have spent a total of four weeks in the year reflecting on and learning about how each of your thirteen selected qualities plays its role in shaping your life.

Done like that, it provides clear knowledge of the forces and contours of your own inner landscape.

Spiritual Accounting System

Of course they’ll tell you they’re eating to live. Track down your own Achilles heel, and concentrate on that. An accounting ledger filled out in blue ink.

Is it arrogance that has you puffing up your ego like a peacock, or do you have the opposite tendency, allowing yourself too readily to be walked all over? I am new to the Jewish faith and I’m grateful to find this site. Otherwise he’ll just remain in a state of confusion all his life. B”H and its great work. Post was dheshbon sent – check your email addresses! But if you were alive, it has to be there. Email required Address never made public.


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Cheshbon hanefesh is not for beating ourselves up. Weight Loss and Teshuva.

Look in a dictionary, in the Torah, or any other wisdom source, or just compose something yourself, so long as what you end up with accurately captures the essence of that particular quality.

May you have a blessed and fulfilling Rosh Hashana and God grant you a speedy recovery. The Muslim Spy who Became a Jew. Maybe you’re already aware that you aren’t too accurate in your speech, which is something I’ve had trouble with in the past.

Just do your best. Thank you for these beautiful thoughts in Elul! By using our site, you accept our use of cookies and our updated privacy policy. It brings to light deep patterns that might otherwise remain hidden from us. What are you living for? What we have to do is get in touch with this desire of our souls and then plan how to attain that love.