Hap­pi­ness and the Human Spirit

Abra­ham J. Twerski
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By – February 24, 2012
Rab­bi Dr. Twer­s­ki is a pro­lif­ic author of books that offer lay read­ers a glimpse into the think­ing of a mul­ti­di­men­sion­al schol­ar of Judaism and of psy­chi­a­try. This vol­ume sug­gests that the search for hap­pi­ness and self-ful­fill­ment is actu­al­ly a search for spir­i­tu­al­i­ty. Rather than defin­ing spir­i­tu­al­i­ty in rit­u­al­ly reli­gious terms, Twer­s­ki defines it in terms that reflect deeply held val­ues and char­ac­ter traits. He rec­om­mends ten areas of action in which a per­son should engage to achieve the spir­i­tu­al health nec­es­sary for hap­pi­ness. The book is very read­able, includes anec­dotes from his per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ences to illus­trate his themes.
Rab­bi Arnold D. Sam­lan is a Jew­ish edu­ca­tor and rab­bi liv­ing in Mia­mi, Flori­da. He serves as exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Orloff Cen­tral Agency for Jew­ish Edu­ca­tion of Broward County.

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