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Joy; Happiness

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What is happiness? How does it work? Why is it it so important to our spiritual and physical well-being? Sixteen insights, stories, personal voices, meditations, readings and recordings on joy
Simchah (joy) is a bulldozer that can break through barriers, but depression can lead to apathetic paralysis. In the chassidic way of life, “Serve G-d with joy” is not just an adage but the living agenda of a chassid. Just imagine two wrestlers fighting i...
The Kabbalistic and Chassidic masters did everything in their power to distance themselves from sadness. They know the secret that happiness is the engine that drives life. In this lesson, we explore some common things that tend to bring us down and what ...
Does faith come naturally or is it something we need to work on, ourselves? And why does it matter, anyway? Tune in to the second installment of “Love. Joy. Truth.” to learn the what, why, and how of faith.
The word selfless is accurately put. We will never entirely obliterate the self. We can continuously make our lives less and less about self. While it may seem counterintuitive, this is also the path to greater happiness.
The Twelve Steps: Lesson 12, "Yismach"
The final step focuses on joy. Judaism teaches we are inherently capable of transforming the universe—and the world is intrinsically preordained for it. However it can only be achieved if we serve G-d in perpetual happiness, which seems like mission impos...
Joy is a choice, not a gift.
Do we all deserve to be happy? Rabbi Barber contrasts society’s prevailing attitude to joy with the Torah approach. Our future depends on living a Jewish life filled with joy.
Purim is meant to be the most joyous day of the year, so surely we can learn keys to joy from the four mitzvahs we follow to celebrate Purim.
How to deal with valid sources of sadness (Tanya Ch. 26)
Joy is critical in carrying out our obligation to be a moral and faithful Jew. What are the techniques and attitudes needed to live a life of joy, and when, if ever, is it appropriate to be sad?
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