Mevater vs. Ma’avir al Midosav


What’s the difference between being מותר and מעביר על מידותיו ?



  1. Being mevater means to give up on something. It does not necessarily mean that the person has intrinsically changed, rather, it means that they have chosen not to demand (or to expect) something that is important to them at that moment. Ma’avir al midosav is a more internal process where a person works on themselves to try and change their instinctive reactions.

    Both being mevater and being ma’avir al midosav are incredibly important for a person’s self-growth. However, being ma’avir al midosav is supposed to leave a more lasting impression on the person.

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