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In defense of acquiring material things

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/dennis_prager/article/in_defense_of_acquiring_material_things_20111221

Every year around Christmas and Chanukah time, writers, commentators, pundits and many rabbis, priests and ministers exhort Americans against spending money on things. We are too materialistic, we are told every year. Happiness, not to mention a meaningful life, depends on our having non-material things, not material things.

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