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Is it ever OK to be sad or depressed?

First, there is a difference between 'sadness' and 'depression'. Sadness is due to some cause. 'I feel sad because of...'....

How is possible to be humble and happy at the same time?

Humility is generally understood to be the acknowledgment of one’s own insignificance within the general overall scheme of the universe and G-d. When...

Happiness is an emotion; how can we decide to be happy?

According to Judaism, we are obliged to control what we do and say, and what we think and feel, too. A famous Chassidic saying is that 'the mind...

What is the key to happiness according to Kabbalah?

Learning Torah in general and, in particular, its inner aspect, Kabbalah, with the proper intentions brings a person to higher and higher consciousness of...

How can Jews be expected to be happy when they are not allowed to have any fun?

“Not allowed to have any fun”?! What’s “fun”? Music, parties, feasting, sex...? Jews do all that – just within the...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...