Sukkos is a time for rejoicing, and as such presents an opportunity to appreciate just how important a role happiness plays in the proper education of our children. How do we raise happy children
Entries in simcha (5)
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 congenital to us. Still, we see that sadness and depression undermine the functioning of thousands of talented and intelligent people and drains the joie-de-vivre out of many others. Why is it so hard for us to attain simcha? * An interview with R’ Shloma Majesky, menahel of Machon Chana, and author of the book, “The Chassidic Approach to Joy.” * Part 2 of 2
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.
Joy is central to Judaism. We are commanded to serve G-d with joy at all times. This is particularly true during the Jewish Holidays, when we are commanded to show our joy more demonstrably, as it states in this week’s parsha with respect to the Festival of Sukkos: “You shall rejoice on your festival…”