What is love? The word is used in so many ways and is so fundamental to Judaism, yet its meaning is so elusive that it is often difficult to know what it actually means to say that you love someone.
Alan Morinis is the founder and dean of The Mussar Institute and an active interpreter of the teachings and practices of the Mussar tradition. Born and raised in a culturally Jewish but non-observant home, he completed a PhD in anthropology at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He has written extensively on Mussar, including the books Climbing Jacob’s Ladder (2002), Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar (2007), and With Heart in Mind (2014).