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- n. An itinerant player on the musette, a musical instrument formerly common in Europe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An itinerant player on the musette, an instrument formerly common in Europe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An itinerant musician who played on the musette; a bagpiper.
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However, the first chapter is an introduction to her spiritual world, a kind of manifesto of the faith, belief, aspirations, motives and opinions of this God-fearing pious Jewish woman, dealing mainly with these and other topics from the field of musar (moral and ethical teachings).
Her impressive knowledge stems from her traditional education, from her intense and judicious attention to the oral culture of her immediate environment, which did not lack for learned men and religious scholars, and from extensive reading of works in Yiddish, in particular stories, drawn from both Jewish and non-Jewish sources, and works of musar.
In the midst of trying to balance the spectacle with the art of mystical existence Judaism, we become polarized, its either heredi or Modern Orthodoz with all of its musar, or even more radical such as reform or conservative.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now, we're going to taste the chateau musar (ph) '95.
MACVICAR: All through the war with the exception of one year, he managed to produce his chateau musar.
Glückel’s writing, a fascinating mosaic of varied genres, bears the unmistakable imprint of contemporary Yiddish literature in its eclectic approach — meshing form, substance and methods from a range of sources with musar literature and homiletic prose, assorted aspects of folk literature, the heartfelt tone of the tkhines (prayers of supplication) and the immediacy of reports on current events.
This declaration stands in direct contrast with many contemporaneous Yiddish books of morals (sifrey musar) such as Sefer Middot (Isny 1542) or Brant Shpigl (The Burning Mirror, Cracow 1596) by Moses Ben Henokh Altschul (c. 1546 – 1633), which constantly criticized women’s inadequate knowledge and insight.
I agree that it makes me twitchy to talk about the various kabbalistic cosmologies as if they were real - I prefer my kabbalah nicely diluted into chassidut or taken more rationally/musar-ish by the likes of people like Moshe Cordevero, but if we’re honest, we have to admit that it’s pretty clear that many of the kabbalists saw no problem with building these elaborate structures and considered them real.
... with a good beat and a nice musar message, too, as Don McLean week on DovBear continues.