Middah of the Month: Savlanut


Judaism nurtures our purpose in life to make this world a better place (tikkun olam). The individual and lifelong work of cultivating character traits (tikkun middot) is central to the work of tikkun olam.

 

Middah of the month Nisan (March 28 – April 26):   Savlanut

Savlanut is translated in English as patience, yet it shares the same Hebrew root as the words for burden and porter.  How might your relationship with patience change if you consider your practice in patience is to bear the burden of the other?