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Saturday, February 15 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Happy Happy Joy Joy: A Few Thoughts on Some Powerful Emotions

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What are joy and happiness?  Are they the same thing?  What, if anything, can we learn about the way that Judaism talks about, and sometimes even commands, these emotional states?  We'll discuss a few traditional texts in light of our understandings of contemporary American culture and our own understandings of happiness and joy.  Hopefully, we'll gain some insights into what it is to be happy, and how a person might go about arriving at that state.


Danya Ruttenberg

Danya Ruttenberg was ordained at the Ziegler School and wrote the Sami Rohr Prize-nominated "Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion." She has also edited five anthologies, including "The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism." She was named by Newsweek as one... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2014 5:15pm - 6:15pm EST
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