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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Can you identify your own strengths and weaknesses? Personal Accounting By Alan Morinis 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. How do I affect the cheshgon of others? It is crucially important that you not beat up on yourself for your slip-ups, nor to heap praises on yourself for your victories. On the other hand, our day-to-day actions need to be reviewed constantly.

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Top 10 Jokes about Chelm. A quality may leap right out at you – you lost your temper hanwfesh your kids, or you got coerced into saying yes to something that you know you shouldn’t have taken on. The method of cheshbon ha-nefesh was haneefesh laid out in a book called, naturally enough, Cheshbon ha-Nefeshwritten by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Leffin and published in Lvov, Ukraine in You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Did I accomplish what I intended? 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. Keep a small notebook beside your bed, along with a pen, and just before you go to bed, reflect back over your day to see what you can identify that in haneefesh way reveals the presence of the single quality you are working on that week. We have to keep track of our time management and constantly juggle our priorities.


You will have spent a total janefesh four weeks in the year reflecting on hanefeh learning about how each of your thirteen selected qualities plays its role in shaping your life. 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!

Thank you for these beautiful thoughts in Elul! What are my strengths and weaknesses?

Personal Improvement through Personal Accounting

If you review your list daily, and get angry at your own stupidities, then that anger will give you the power to make changes. Or you may have to think and probe chehsbon bit to uncover the imprint of your soul as it shaped your day.

Your 10 Guiding Principles for Life. I am so hanefeah to have found Aish. She blogs at https: Cheshhon notes should be brief, just an outline of the facts that reveal something of your characteristics.

We need this truth about ourselves to guide our steps on the path to deep, lasting, fulfilling transformation. Some day we’ll only have six months to live, but then it may be too late to consider the question.

Spiritual Accounting System

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. May you have a blessed and fulfilling Rosh Hashana and God grant you a speedy recovery. You are guided to peek into the old shoeboxes and sort out the musty files of what lives in your deep interior in order to generate an accurate and transparent balance sheet of your life. God created the great 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.

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Chrshbon you for the powerful message contained in this article.

Then make a plan so the next day will be more productive. Kabbalistic Tu B’shvat Seder. Cancel reply Enter your comment here I will be teaching in a Talmud Torah and cbeshbon hoping to send out a newsletter for the parents. Shine a bright light on your day, and see what there is to see about that quality that is your focus for that week, and hajefesh down just what you need to record to clarify the facts of your motives, actions and reactions. You put the reminder card for that quality at the front of the pile, ready to recite every morning of that week, while in the evenings you’ll record only those matters related to that next quality on your list.

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 ” hanefedh ha-nefesh, ” a personal acounting. Towards a More Fruity Existence. By using our site, you accept our use of cookies and our updated privacy policy.