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Three Models for Living

A Torah Formula for Happiness

A three-part series explains how the first three weekly portions of the Torah can be understood as three models for living.

Three Models for Living: Part 1
After the inspiration is gone, how do we keep ourselves motivated? The answer can be found in the first three portions of the Torah.
Three Models for Living: Part 2
The first two Torah portions (B'reishis and Noach) represent two opposite models for life. The first begins happily but ends in turmoil, the second begins with difficulty but ends with success. The difference highlights the importance of hard work.
Three Models for Living: Part 3
The ultimate model for living is based on the story of Abraham, the first Jew, who spent his life on a quest to know and serve G-d.