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This inspirational talk cites contemporary stories and the wisdom of our Sages to describe the Jewish path in pursuing happiness.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Jewish Approach to Attaining Joy

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Jewish Approach to Attaining Joy

This inspirational talk cites contemporary stories and the wisdom of our Sages to describe the Jewish path in pursuing happiness.
Joy; Happiness
Rabbi Mordechai Berger served as Rabbi of the Young Israel of Ottawa, Canada for 31 years. Concurrently he was the Educational Director of Maimonides School, a French-Hebrew Day School. He now lives in Los Angeles where he serves as a lecturer for 'Pathways to Wisdom Seminars for Adults.'
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Donald Berea, KY March 30, 2011

Talmud? 3. More importantly, I wonder why something like, (as stated by Yehuda Leib Schapiro at www.chabad.org, why such rules that were so important and foundational to the faith, (given by G_d to Moses on Mt. Sinai), were not written down when the first Torah was written. Are our current holy men of great wisdom forced to take an “educated guess” when there are may be pertinent rules from oral tradition that were lost, and that might have some direct bearing on important questions? Reply

Donald Berea, KY March 30, 2011

Talmud? 1. Is it possible to get an English translation of the Talmud? I apologize for my ignorance, and if my question offends, then please accept my sincerest apology. I do not know Hebrew or Aramaic but do not want to prevent those deficits from my being somewhat familiar with the Talmud. I am new to leaning more about my past and some of it seems to include Jewish Ancestry. As you know researching ancestor is rarely a precise science. I have heard of the Talmud, Mishnah, and Gemara? Research also seems to suggest that there are several versions of the Talmud so I am confused where the different version fit into the whole picture.

2. The Jerusalem Talmud, was written in the Aramaic dialect, which I believe was the common language of the Jews post Babylon deliverance. I am afraid to open a can of worms, if I ask how oral Hebrew tradition is affected by being translated into another language, since each language seems to change some aspects of the message’s meaning and flavor. Reply

N. L. of Baltimore Baltimore, Md. March 24, 2011

Rabbi Mordechai Berger What a phenomenal speech on the pursuit of happiness. I always enjoy hearing Rabbi Berger's inspiring words, the voice of a true Torah scholar. I'm sure his family is very proud of him. Reply

Mrs. Alizah Hochstead March 24, 2011

Great hearing all these references to Cleveland As a former Clevelander it was great hearing all these references to Clevelanders. I left Cleveland in 1967 and live in Efrat. Reply

Ezra Blumenfeldddd Mabank, TX March 23, 2011

Pursuit of Happiness I I usuallly save videos to my flashdrive, but this one I watched from beginning to end and took notes on the important points. Reply

rk Bowie, MD March 23, 2011

Good Speaker Pleasant to hear and very informative. Reply

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