Shalom everyone! As Elul is a time in the year when we begin to turn inward and work on self-improvement, this week's article discusses Musar, a Jewish contemplative practice of personal character and spiritual refinement and growth.
Musar A Jewish Contemplative Practice
Musar is a thousand-year-old Jewish contemplative practice which, for most of its existence, was a solitary practice. It was transformed into a religious and ethical movement in the 19th century by Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin Salanter and is experiencing a revival today amongst Jews of all backgrounds.
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