WINTER '11 COVER STORY
How Judaism, spirituality, ethics, personal relationships, human endeavors, and genetics contribute to living a happy, fulfilling life. Articles on the science of happiness, ancient and contemporary Jewish teachings, happiness in the face of loss, alleviating neglect of the human spirit, and happy engagement in the world appear below.
Happiness Rx: What Science Says
interview with Sonja Lyubomirsky
The role of genetics, life circumstances, and intentional activities.
The Intrinsically Good Life
by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Ancient Jewish philosophers’ teachings about happiness.
The Dalai Lama and the Chief Rabbi
interview with the Dalai Lama and Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Finding happiness in the face of tragedy, loss, and injustice.
An Open Heart
interview with Alan Morinis
To fully experience joy, one must be able to feel deep sorrow.
Healing “Spiritual Deficiency Syndrome”
by Abraham J. Twerski
Alleviating the cause of enduring unhappiness.
They Call Me Happy. Here’s Why.
by Evan “Happy” Braude
“Engagement gives meaning to my life."
Diplomatic Dead End
by Jeremi Suri
U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger almost singlehandedly reshaped the balance of power in the Middle East—a balance which reigned for nearly 40 years. How did Kissinger’s escape from Nazi Germany impact his foreign policy? And now, with populist Arab uprisings, how will history judge his legacy?
Reforming Judaism: Voices from the People, Part 1
ideas from Jews throughout the U.S. and Canada
Readers ideas about how to boost synagogue membership, ensure our economic vitality, and secure our future in North America.
Loving a Good Challenge
a conversation with Stephen M. Sacks
The URJ Board Chairman-Designate reflects on his principles and priorities in strengthening member congregations, the Union for Reform Judaism, and the Reform Movement worldwide.
Haze Over Harmony
by James Rudin
Why have mainline Protestant leaders—our social justice and religious coalition partners—consistently made common cause with the Palestinians, often ignoring Israeli perspectives on the conflict? How can we strengthen our relationships with Protestant churches?
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