Modern Orthodoxy, Chareidism, and Mussar

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  1. Israel says:

    Are you saying that TIDE doesn’t have a self-improvement program? R’ Hirsch’s works certainly do. Horeb offers all kinds of calls for character development.

    • micha says:

      Elsewhere I describe the similarity between RSRH’s refined and dignified Mensch-Yisrael and Slabodka’s Mussar ideal based on gadlus ha’adam.

      But I’m saying that TIDE isn’t /about/ self-improvement, it’s about being someone who happens to be improved over who much of us are. The call for improvement is derivative. Chassidus is about an ecstatic deveiqus more than anything else, but it teaches much self-improvement too.

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