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Center for Contemporary Mussar
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

One Yom Kippur, Rabbi Salanter, founder of the Mussar movement, didn’t appear in the synagogue for Kol Nidre. Why so?, the congregation later asked. He had heard a baby crying when the baby’s mother left him to pray, so he stayed with the baby until the mother came back, foregoing his own opportunity to pray with the community on the holiest night of the year.