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What is the Jewish perspective on Jokes?
The Talmud tells an interesting tale: One of the sages, a man named Rabbi Beroka, was often visited by Elijah the Prophet. (After Elijah left this world he...

What's the recipe for true happiness?
G-d wants us to serve Him with joy. If that is what He demands of us, obviously He gave us the wherewithal to accomplish this.The most troubling thing that...

My therapist talks of selfishness. My Rabbi discusses selflessness. Who is right?
On a superficial level, these two pieces of advice seem to be contradictory; but when you go a bit deeper you will realize that they go very nicely hand-in...

Perpetual Joy?
A hallmark of Jewish philosophy, particularly within the Chabad and other Chasidic movements, places a great emphasis upon a joyful service of G-d. When...

I sin... but it doesn't bother me...
The fact that you are asking this question shows that you do care. If you truly didn't care you wouldn't be interested in changing. The problem isn't that...

The Antidote to Anger
With regard to judging or condemning the apparent shortcomings and misdeeds of another, our sages have said, “Do not judge your fellow until you have...

Lost and Found in Wisconsin
Someone once told Debie that Wisconsin doesn’t have a thing you want but has everything you need. It was, she was told, a lesson for life. At that...

Why is it an important Jewish value to be happy? Where do we find that?
Happiness goes hand in hand with serving G-d. An example of how un-happiness distances us from G-d is from the forefather Jacob. During the years that...

How can I be happy if I am always feeling guilty about past sins?
You can't. And that's proof enough that your guilt is causing you spiritual damage. Good guilt is actually the remorse we feel for having sinned...

How can I be happy when I know I could be doing so much better?
Sounds like your cup is half empty.By 'better' you may mean that you find your material life unsuccessful. Other people are richer, healthier,...

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