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Explore the Mussar Torah Commentary with the Authors

The Mussar Institute and the CCAR invite you to engage with several authors of The Mussar Torah Commentary in a three-webinar series.

Rabbi Eric Gurvis, TMI’s Director of Chaverim and Outreach will introduce each session which will be moderated by the Commentary’s editor, Rabbi Barry Block. Each session will feature authors of Commentary chapters on the coming parshiyot.

Dates and Times 

  • Tuesday, March 31, 4 p.m. ET featuring Alan Morinis with Rabbi Nicole Auerbach and Rabbi Jonathan Kraus
  • Thursday, April 23rd, 4 p.m. ET with Rabbi Marc Katz and Rabbi Marla Subeck Spanjer
  • Tuesday, May 26th, 4 p.m. ET with Rabbi Pam Wax and Rabbi Jan Katzew, Ph.D.

The series is free of charge and open to all.

Edited by Rabbi Barry H. Block
Foreword by Alan Morinis, Founder
Introductory Essay by Rabbi Lisa L. Goldstein
The study and practice of Mussar have been growing across our Jewish communities in recent years. Lesser known is the reality that in addition to teachings on middot/soul traits, many of the great Mussar teachers also taught on the weekly Torah portions through the lens of Mussar.
Now the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) has published a wonderful new resource, The Mussar Torah Commentary, which brings a vastly broadened chorus of voices to those of the classic Mussar masters. Several members of our TMI faculty, staff and Chaverim authored chapters. They are listed here.

Read an excerpt from the book.
Read contributor bios.
Order The Mussar Torah Commentary from the CCAR Press