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The Holiness of Humor

Humor... It is said that science describes the process through which something comes into being, but Torah describes why that thing exists.  Put...

Anger Management 101

Through the course of life, every person experiences the pain of being treated unjustly by others. Sentiments of anger and vengeance are...

Is it permissible and desirable to use stimulants (alcohol, etc.) to get happy?

True happiness comes from deep within, and results from a stable emotional and spiritual state of mind. Anytime anything external is used to bring about...

What is the Jewish view on anti depression (legal!) medication?

The Torah is not opposed to the use of legal medication when necessary in treating certain emotional conditions; however, it is certainly not considered...

Why shouldn’t I be sad or depressed when something very unpleasant happens?

Although we are taught that everything is for the good and we should serve God with joy, it would be almost super human to experience no sadness or even...

Isn’t it naive to be happy all the time, even when bad things are happening?

King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes: “To everything there is a season and a time, for every matter under heaven...a time to weep and a time to laugh;...

How can G-d expect poor folk to be happy?

It is obvious to anyone who has seen a bit of the world and known people from all strata of society that money is no guarantee of happiness. It may even be...

How is it possible to be happy while struggling to do the mitzvahs and study Torah?

Jewish sources teach that we should serve God with no thought of reward. Learning Torah and doing mitzvahs should be done purely for the sake of God and to...

How is it possible to be happy if G-d has given me a difficult lot in life?

There is no doubt that achieving happiness despite difficult circumstances in life is an enormous challenge. Yet, the Talmud teaches that God does not give...

Will being religious make it easier to be happy?

Any time anyone pursues a cure for happiness, happiness is probably about the last thing that person will find. Happiness is something that must come from...