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The Mussar Movement: A Jewish Approach To Living A Balanced And Ethical Life
Led by Ruth Schapira, Director Of Leadership And Learning, The Mussar Institute
Rabbi Israel Salanter was one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of Eastern European Jewry in the modern period. The Mussar movement, which he founded, brought innovative practices to the traditional Jewish understanding of personal ethical development. Mussar is based on the idea that by cultivating our inner virtues, we can achieve spiritual growth. Participants will experience a “taste” of Mussar study and practice by exploring a foundational trait (middah) and how it relates to them personally.