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In the second half of the 19th century, a religious renewal movement emerged in Lithuania under the leadership of the Orthodox Rabbi Israel Salanter. His aim was to place the development of one’s morality (Hebr. musar) at the center of traditional Jewish life, emphasizing in particular the importance of godliness, piety, charity, and virtue. He saw these moral values threatened by the work of the Haskalah and secularism, but also by th…

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Claussen, Geoffrey, “Musar”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0566>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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