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Torah Study

Torah Study meets on Saturday mornings from 9:15-10:25. The session is multi-access, meeting in the library of the Temple Concord building and on Zoom. 

This year we are reviewing the weekly Torah portion from the point of view of Mussar, emphasizing the ethical and spiritual dimensions of the text. 

The Mussar Institute defines Mussar as "a traditional Jewish path of spiritual development that leads to awareness, wisdom, and transformation.  It is a treasury of teachings and practices that help individuals understand their true nature as holy souls, then to break through the barriers that surround and obstruct the flow of inner holiness or light. The goal of Mussar is to release the light of holiness that lives within each soul."

We are using "The Mussar Torah Commentary: A Spiritual Path to Leading a Meaningful and Ethical Life" edited by Rabbi Barry Block, from CCAR press as a guide.

Discussion and respectful dialogue is encouraged. All viewpoints are respected.   

Copies of the Mussar Torah Commentary are available in our library and can be lent to online participants.  


The Mussar Torah Commentary: A Spiritual Path to Living a Meaningful and Ethical Life, Rabbi Barry H Block, Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2019.  ISBN:‎ 978-0881233544

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