WHAT IS MUSSAR?
It is a treasury of teachings and practices that help individuals release the light of holiness that lives within each soul.
HOW IS MUSSAR PRACTICED?
With Mussar texts, visualizations, introspection, contemplation, journaling, chanting, kaballot or actions.
WHAT ARE MIDDOT?
Inner traits or measures with observations on their impact on our lives. The goal is balance.
BRIEF HISTORY OF MUSSAR
The study of Mussar began in tenth-century Babylonia when Sa'adia Ga'on published his Book of Beliefs and Opinions and launched an inquiry into human nature that has been going on in the Jewish world ever since.
IMPORTANT MUSSAR WORKS
As some Mussar books are being translated to English from the original Hebrew or Aramaic, important Mussar books are becoming more accessible to the West. Here is a short list of important works.
ALAN MORINIS FOUNDER, TMI
Dr. Alan Morinis, (Right) Founder of The Mussar Institute, is widely considered to be the leading figure in the contemporary revival of the Mussar movement.