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musar

(mʊˈsɑː; Yiddish ˈmʊsə)
n
1. (Judaism) rabbinic literature concerned with ethics, right conduct, etc
2. (Judaism) any moralizing speech, esp one which is critical
[literally: instruction]
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Long before there was a Mussar movement there was "mussar," with a lower-case "m.
The founder of the Mussar movement, Rabbi Israel Salanter, was a traditional Jew in mid-nineteenth-century Lithuania, committed to retaining the loyalty of the next generation of Jews, those with options to move outside the community of practicing Jewish law.
Immanuel Etkes, Rabbi Israel Salanter and the Mussar Movement (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1993), passim, but especially pp.