Entries in Adar (7)
R ’ Amram Muell’s laughter and simcha workshops have earned international acclaim and attract thousands of participants, from Tzfas to Bangkok, from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong and New Delhi.* In a happy interview with Beis Moshiach, R’ Muell explains what lies behind one of the most successful Chabad workshops in the world. * About the difference between simcha and sasson, simcha, gila and rina. * What are medical clowns and what surprised him when he looked up simcha in the dictionary. * Also, Chassidishe tips for a happy life starting in this happy month of Adar
The attribute of simcha, which is something we all want, is accessible. The fact that a Jew feels that it’s hard is an indication that he is on the wrong track, because true simcha is an expression of an inner truth and understanding, traits that are implanted in us all.
This Shabbos – Parshas Truma – is also the first Shabbos of Chodesh Adar Rishon. Everyone knows that Chazal say (Taanis 29) “Mi’sh’nichnas Adar Marbim B’simcha, When the month of Adar arrives we should increase our joy.”
It was the month of Adar and Purim was approaching. The Rebbe Rayatz planned on farbrenging and the Chassidim in Milwaukee wanted permission to bring mashke despite Prohibition, which made alcoholic beverages illegal throughout the United States. The Rebbe refused and warmed them with his words instead. * A description of the Rebbe Rayatz in Milwaukee in 5690.