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Sadness; Grief

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When is sadness bad? When is it a necessary and even positive tool for self-betterment?
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?
The Kabbalah of Behavior
There is a difference between "merirut" a constructive bitter grief and "atzvut" a destructive depressing state. Constructive grief motivates change.
New psychology on the human condition
Where psychology has failed, and what is in store for the future. Addressing the challenge of human weakness and guilt, Rabbi Manis Friedman offers a fresh perspective based on the teachings of Tanya (chapter 27).
Bonding with G-d Through Tragedy
Are the darkest moments of our lives really G-d communicating with us on a higher level? The traditional prayer of mourning -- "Baruch Dayan Emet" -- holds the answer.
Although we normally shun depression and strive to be joyous all the time, there is an appropriate context for sadness. When is there a benefit to having a broken heart?
To become a bigger something, you gotta be a nothing in between.
To become a bigger something, you gotta be a nothing in between.
Rabbi Zalman Gopin is a mentor at the yeshiva in Kfar Chabad, Israel. As a student, he once asked the Rebbe about how to best deal with the mood swings a person experiences. He would have expected the Rebbe to say that sadness is a bad thing, unequivocall...
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 ...
A Journey Through Tanya, Lesson 6
In this lesson we search for an easier strategy to achieve inner change. Then we examine how to avoid depression, guilt and shame, and remain joyful in serving G-d. (covering chapters 18-34)
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