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The Happiest Person in America

....and he's an observant Jew.

Published: March 12, 2011

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Visitor Comments: 41

(36) Anonymous, March 27, 2011 3:33 AM

having an ethical, doable roadmap to life with a Higher Power to help you on your way

To see the results in the lives of people who have rules/guidance of a historically proven support system in good & other times. Includes social , behavioural, & belief guide .The complete map to a beneficial & growth involved existence , Being Jewish can be as inspiring, comforting & satis fying as you can cope with.

(35) King David, March 24, 2011 9:19 PM

Believing in Hashem

I personally feel that for Am Yisrael to be happy they have to believe in Hashem and connect with Him. One of the main points is to trust in Hashem and never doubt Him. Hashem is always there for his people and always looking after them. The essence is believing He is there and trusting in Him. When one is constantly happy they become wiser and see the emet-truth of the world. From this they will believe and see that Hashem is the creator and master of the universe and will constantly see Hashem hidden in this world. By believing and trusting in Hashem a person should have nothing to fear and can be positive and happy. Am Yisael Chai

(34) Sandy Goodman, March 22, 2011 4:39 AM

Realizing that G-d is always looking out after us

Dear Rabbi Solomon Your blog not not only made me smile, it made me laugh! The answer is simple. We as Torah true Jews KNOW that G-d Who is the Supreme Eternal Omnipotent and KInd Being is always looking out after us. Everything that we have is given to us by Hashem and He gives us EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED; not what we think we need. The Torah teaches us how to live a meanigful life by sharing and is rich with knowledge and insights. It give us a purpose in living. My good wife, Chana, and I enjoy learning and living Torah and we especially enjoy Shabbos where we get away from the aggrevations of some of the everyday living and just enjoy the finer things such a spirituality and each other. Sandy Goodman

(33) Rachel Pollack, March 17, 2011 10:11 PM

Hashem is obviously with us!!!!!

all the rest is commentary.

(32) Vittoria, March 17, 2011 9:54 PM

I am not in control

Let me share my story. I am a doctor and a scientist. Before becoming an observant Jew, my life was full of scientific achievements; I was always looking for the next line to add to my resume. After the next achievement was obtained I never felt full but empty, in the need to start the run again. I was a very successful woman but I was very unhappy. I my late thirties I needed to stop and to look for something more. Something deeper that could have filled my soul. Now I am still a doctor; I have been through several problems that forced me to leave my Country, starting over again. I have been blessed with a wonderful child and with Judaism. Things have not been and are not always easy for me as well as for our fellow Jews but the meaning of the daily activities has changed. The birth of my sone has been a huge miracle and every single action in the daily life is not routine, is an act of love for myself, my family, my patients. And an act of the Almighty that gave me the opportunity to do so. I am not running away anymore. I am able to stop, to feel the relevance of my actions, to acknowledge the presence of Ashem in this world. This gives me a tremendous sense of serenity and calm and peace also when I have to face not so happy times. Knowing that everything comes from Him, that He is behind every single event; that only He is the ruler of the world gives me immediate security; believing that the events I face are there for helping me to fulfill my potential gives me happiness.

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