Sukkot: The How And Why Of Happiness

Our liturgy refers to the holiday of Sukkot as "zman simchatenu" – "the season of our happiness." In the land of Israel, it marks the completion of the final harvest of the agricultural year.

A Spiritual Fresh Start

Rabbi Michael Levy

Happiness Show: Just Thinking About It Makes Me Smile

Happiness... there is a word for it in every language, yet, what it is and how best to sustain it is a perennial puzzle. There is hardly a culture, religion or political platform that fails to mention it, while few have defined it in consistently satisfying terms.

Photo courtesy The Jewish Museum

The Happiness Of Adar

01/31/2011 - 19:00

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 4:58 p.m.
Torah Reading: Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Sabbath Ends: 6 p.m.

I love Jewish tradition. I also find it puzzling. It is because I puzzle through it, however, that I love it.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
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