Mussar Living with Rabbi Gavi Ruit
Mussar is an age-old Jewish practice that began with rabbinic sages and was crystalized in early modernity. The Mussar sages believed that in order to achieve greater Shalom (peace) in life – both individually and as a community – we must strive for greater Sh’lemut (wholeness). Our sages held that, whether we realize it or not, we all have a “life curriculum” that requires that we find internal balance in order to have the fullest life possible. Mussar practice is our tradition’s roadmap for realizing that personal curriculum and striving for greater Sh’lemut.