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  • 10 books about happiness

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    1. "Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment" by Tal Ben-Shahar (McGraw-Hill, 2007).

    2. "Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment" by Martin Seligman (Free Press, 2004).

    3. "Flow: The Psychology...
  • 12 thoughts on happiness for the 10 Days of Awe

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "It's a great mitzvah to always be happy."
    -- Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
    1. Happiness is not always easy: You work out to be fit, and you have to work to be happy. It's also easier to be unhappy (stuck) than happy.

    2. Happiness is a choice: Anyone, from prisoners to paraplegics,...
  • Can happiness be taught?

    By Amy Klein

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Are you happy?

    No, seriously.

    Are. You. Happy?

    You can't answer that question, can you? You know what the first two words mean, but you're not exactly sure what that third word is, even though you use it all the time. "This makes me happy"; "She seems happy"; "Happy Birthday";...

  • A night for the soul

    By David Suissa

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Have you ever heard words of Torah that made you really uncomfortable? Where you almost started to squirm, not because you were bored, but because you were rattled?

    This happened recently when I had a "Torah in the Hood" salon at my place for about 20 Jewish singles.

    The class was...

  • Time to Leave Your Mitzrayim

    By Rabbi Mervin B. Tomsky

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    We learn in the haggadah, "B'chol dor v'dor, chayav adam lirot et atzmo k'ilu hu yatzah mi'mitzrayim" -- "In every generation it is one's duty to regard himself as though he personally had come out of Egypt."

    In effect, I had a rather personal and literal fulfillment of that...