The Sacred in Positive Marriage

Marriage is a gift to be cherished.  Research in this area has revealed that married people are generally happier, healthier, and have greater life satisfaction than single people. Married people live on average ten years longer than single people or those in bad marriages. This is why the Bible states, “It is not good for

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Judaism 4.0

Dear Readers, The BBC recently ran a story asking, “Is religion relevant anymore?” You might say “yes” by the declining numbers in synagogue affiliation – fewer Jews in the pews.  To be relevant, religion must be helpful to people’s real lives. In 2018, most agree that life is complex and challenging and so we need

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Why Be Jewish?

Dear Reader,  My belief is that Judaism and Positive Psychology make the perfect pairing. Both are focused on living a life of meaning and achieving higher levels of well-being. Living a Positively Jewish Life will not only guide people to be more confident, optimistic, open to diversity, and able to learn lessons from hardship, but

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Welcome to Positive Judaism

Dear Friend,  I am pleased to welcome you to Positive Judaism – a new vision for those that are serious about improving their individual lives, their families, and their communities through spiritual living. As a rabbi, I’ve witnessed in the lives of many a deep commitment to Jewish identity but the struggle at times to

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