Morinis, who founded the Mussar Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia, has played a key role in the contemporary revival of the Mussar movement
. If you are interested in learning about a historic Jewish mindfulness practice, this is the book for you.
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.
This is a highly meaningful practice with the charisma of religious activity and influence, and the cantors/kollel students learn about it in their society of scholars from the activist myths of hasidism and the Mussar movement