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musar

noun Judaism
  1. rabbinic literature concerned with ethics, right conduct, etc
  2. any moralizing speech, esp one which is critical
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Word Origin

literally: instruction
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Historical Examples

  • Side by side with the scholastic literature of Rabbinism flourished popular ethical literature (musar).

    History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Volume I (of 3)

    S. M. Dubnow