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Mussar Cards By Rafi Metz

Concepts of Mussar Flash Cards
Designed by Rafi Metz

"Mussar" is a Hebrew word from Proverbs 1:2 which means "moral conduct," "instruction," or "discipline." "Mussar" can be called the "distillation of Jewish ethics," and as such, also a way to strengthen the spiritual connection between Heaven and Earth.

This set of flashcards was inspired by Alan Morinis in his book "Everyday Holiness," and actualizes one of his suggestions to make cards to serve as reminders of the basic concepts of Jewish ethics, or "Mussar," the subject of his books and workshops.

Mussar began as a defined movement in the early 19th Century, founded by Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin Salanter (1810–1883).

The 20 cards in this deck are each a short meditation on one of the key concepts of Mussar, such as "truth," "patience," "enthusiasm," "silence," "generosity," etc.

Displayed on a simple business card rack, each card provides a reminder on your desk or nightstand to work one of the particular concepts into your daily life.

The cards can be seen as an adjunct to the most excellent "Everyday Holiness" by Alan Morinis, a contemporary introduction to this formerly impenetrable corpus of Jewish thought. He provides a history of the movement, and then a whole chapter on each concept. Visit Mussar Institute to purchase the book and explore the various resources.

Mr. Morinis recommends making flash cards, and study groups around his book have found the ones I've made useful in their work. Many thanks to Alan for his assistance in editing.

The cards come shrink-wrapped in a set of 20, and cost $9.49 a set.

 

 

There are twelve different backs for the decks, the fronts of the cards don't change.
The cards have curved corners and are laminated exactly like commercial playing cards.
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The words on the cards of each deck are the same, only the artwork on the back changes.
I am open to customizing backs, so send ideas or questions to me Rafi Metz.

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