Video #9 - Learning How to Take a Punch
When I was a young man I was learning in blatt shiur (Talmud lecture) and the Rosh Yeshiva zatzal encouraged us greatly to create mussar vaadim. What's a mussar va'ad? A mussar va'ad is a small group of young men, typically the same age, and each week one fellow would present. It would be a chiddush (original Torah thought) maybe from a Da'as Zekeinim, maybe from a Gemara (Talmud). He would present a chiddush in mussar (character development), and then as a group we would discuss how to develop that within ourselves, how to apply it, how to use it.