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How can we infuse a sense of happiness into our daily lives?

How can we infuse a sense of happiness into our daily lives?

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Comments (9)

(5) Marcus, April 19, 2018 12:02 AM

No not LIGHTEN UP When others may be in extreme difficulty this is juvenile banal behaviour

No one danced trivially during times of Israel threat to security or terrorism attacks .Spontaneous juvenile and banal behaviour although harmless is an indication that the overwhelming belief that the Mosiach is coming although it is a certainty is no reason for this banal inane behaviour by adults. One's fervent religious expectations displayed publicly expose the Jewish race to even more mockery and active act of harm from our enemies.

(4) jerusalemmommy, February 18, 2014 5:12 PM

A little disturbing

Since it was an accident, we could assume maybe people were injured, and in that sense it might be in bad taste to dance and be so happy when people might be suffering...

Shabse, February 18, 2014 9:44 PM

Jerusalem Mommy:

Lighten up. There was nothing that they could do for the injured except to daven for them. On the other hand there were plenty of drivers around them suffering from the almost endless wait. They brought a bit of cheer to those people - and ultimately to a much wider audience. Entirely appropriate.

Mi k'amcha Yisroel - who is like your people Israel!!

Michael Mendershausen, February 18, 2014 11:28 PM

Not disturbing in the least.

To Jerusalemmommy--You know it was an accident? There is a mitzvah in the Torah called "Judging others favorably." This means if we see someone in a wrongdoing, we must first to stop, think, and consider if perhaps we are missing one crucial factor, that changes the story from the way it appears. Maybe those men were also praying that no one was hurt if there were an accident? You're so quick to judge others when you know nothing of the situation.

Mati, February 20, 2014 7:23 AM

On the other hand...

....how do they know it was an accident? Or how do they know the accident took life?

(3) rinah, February 18, 2014 3:40 PM

Well done guys!

This ought to be our attitude in times of difficulty. You understand the calling of Am Israel...to be a light to the Nations. There is a higher reason why the traffic was halted. It pays to rejoice in times of difficulty, even if just to lift the spirits of others around one (this is turn will lift one's own spirit).

(2) Mrs. D, February 18, 2014 3:26 PM

Complete with dancing on the roof!

They don't get the whole context. These guys are doing the Na-Nach shpiel, right on the I-80. Great!

(1) Refael Avraham Yitzchok, February 18, 2014 2:46 PM

Ivdu Et HaShem B'Simcha

Simcha-Happiness is an important part of our Jewish faith, religion and the service of G-D. King David in Psalm 100 says, "Ivdu et Hashem B'Simcha bo'u l'fanav birnana," - "Serve G-D with happiness, come before Him with joyous song." Every mitzvah performed with happiness not only enhances the mitzvah, it also shows our appreciation to G-D for the opportunity to observe it. Our sages tell us that Simcha (happiness) comes from Kedusha (holiness), whereas sadness and dejection comes from the "other side."

Similarly, say our sages, every person finds himself in the middle of a constant battle between good and evil. Therefore, a person must always be on guard to make the right decisions. However, this can only be achieved when the person is in control. To be in full control, one must think positive, feel positive and be happy.

"Think good and it will be good!" a great Rebbe told his Chassid.
The Chassid had a child who was so ill that the doctors had all
given up hope. However, the Chassid listened to the Rebbe's
directive and only thought positive. Eventually, his son became

"Throughout my life," the Chassid told his friends, "whenever
there was a problem whether in health or business, I always
remembered the Rebbe's command, "Think good and it will be good."

I didn't let the negative thoughts overcome me. I would think
positive, and just like the Rebbe predicted, things would turn
out positive."

We are in the month of Adar so we should remember to increase in happiness, think positive and things will be positive!

Miriam Perl, February 18, 2014 5:18 PM

wow im so impressed this is hashems nation which we use our time to give nachas for Hashem by bein gbashimacha makes him happy me kasmacha yisroel!!!!!!!!!! REmember ke vashimcaha zitzie only with simcha you can get out with any haredships you have a big lesson in life i myself whenmt through alot in my life and only with tool i manged to get out from my hardships and be able to continue to serve hasehem on a healthy away and only with simcha! seeing this dancing gives such chisuck!!!! thank you Thank you for inspiring me im sure the rest of the peope who sees it is really inspired. Thanks a lot again hashem should give you lots of bsd you should always be haappy in your life and always be able to serve Hashem with the big mitzva of basimcha!!!!!!!! remember a Big smile to put on you r face soen't cost any mone it just takes a second to opened bright wide Tahnks again!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Miriam


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