Friends and Readers, I hope that you will join me at some point in the next few weeks to celebrate the release of Positive Judaism. November 22, 2019 at 8 PM in Westchester, NY at Woodlands Community Temple and at 6 PM on December 6, 2019 in New York City at Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue.
The Jewish teachings about work are very clear. In the ancient words of the Jewish sage Rabbi Natan, “Just as Israel is commanded to keep the Sabbath, Israel is commanded to work.” But what type of work should a person do? Work that brings them the most money? Or work that brings them the most
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
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
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
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
There is a Jewish teaching that you are asked seven questions when you arrive at the gates of heaven. Were you honest? Did you leave a legacy? Did you set time for study?
For 20 years, the field of Positive Psychology has conducted longitudinal studies on human behavior, achievement, and character strengths. Today, the tenets