The Mussar Vaad

The Mussar Vaad is a fresh look at the classic Mussar sefer, the Mesilas Yesharim.


Message from Rabbi Shafier

I’ve been speaking and writing about some of the most fundamental concepts in Jewish thought for over fifteen years. Fifteen years of questions, dialogue and debate has given me p-lenty of time to get a feeling for what issues bother you the most. I’m often asked questions like:

How can I really feel what I know to be true? 

Why do I sometimes have such an amazing closeness to Hashem, and then other times I couldn’t care less?

Why does the Torah put such a big emphasis on olam haba?

Am I allowed to indulge in the pleasures of this world?

This year, I decided to answer great questions like these by taking it back to the source. For many people, the incredible ideas expressed in the Classic Mussar seforim remain untapped, unrecognized and under appreciated. They don’t even realize that their questions are all in there, answered with brilliant foresight almost three hundred years ago.

Now, I’m bringing the Mesilas Yesharim directly to you. To your life, your circumstances. I’d love for you to join me as I delve into the timeless wisdom of the Mesillas Yesharim, taking an in-depth look at some of our most essential hashkafas that influence so much of our daily lives.

Together, we will learn how The Ramchal guides us to discovering who we truly are and shows us how we can live a life of genuine purpose, meaning and fulfillment. Let’s go!

Rabbi Shafier


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