• n. A moral or lesson (as of a story).

Example Sentences

  • "These tales often have as their main purpose the teaching of values and faith in God; they embody a musar haskl, an ethical lesson." (Tales of Elijah the Prophet by Peninnah Schram)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מוסר־השׂכּל muser-haskl

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      muser haskel, musar haskel, musar haskl


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