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Some say G‑d created the world so we could party. It’s only half true. He created it so He could party with us. Which is basically the idea of a mitzvah . . .
When I look at myself and my life I see plenty of reasons to be miserable. Am I supposed to be able to just switch on happiness at will?
Dear Rabbi, In general, I enjoy your daily thoughts. However, today’s Daily Dose made me very upset: Everything can be done with joy. Even remorse can be with joy. My son is going through treatment for a rare form of leukemia. Not “everything” can be done...
What can we do to prevent children – and consequently their parents – from whining? Perhaps the first step is to understand that it is not our job to ensure that our children are kept happy all the time...
What an amazing and important question! It actually made me smile. :-) We all want to be happy and are always looking to discover this elusive happiness. Yet many of us are left still looking, never really discovering and maintaining our happiness. The ra...
In all seriousness, laughing has been an important part of Judaism since biblical times. But what is the source of the Jewish sense of humor in our times? Is it nature or nurture?
Passover is the "Season of Our Liberation," Shavuot is the "Season of the Giving of Our Torah" and Sukkot is described simply as the "Season of Our Rejoicing!"
My wife has no sense of humor. She says I make fun of her in public, and gets all upset and insulted. Shouldn't she be able to take a joke?
Question: I am an office manager, and I like to lighten up the atmosphere a little at work. I thought it would be fun to play some very harmless practical jokes, such as putting a piece of tape over a wireless mouse so it wouldn’t work, and when the perso...
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