At age 30, Evan Moffic became the leader of a large congregation. He had great success. But he couldn’t find happiness. Then he found a 2000-year-old prayer. In it were hidden elements of Jewish wisdom. They became a part of his life and those of his congregation and transformed them and him. In the tradition of Rabbi Harold, Kushner Moffic opens up wisdom that has been at the heart Judaism for thousands of years. He distills the Eilu Devarim, an ancient prayer for happiness found in the Talmud, into ten practices that empower us to thrive through setbacks so nothing can hamper our happiness. The rabbi unpacks these practices of the 2000-year-old prayer with insights for today that will help you find ways to live with greater happiness and meaning. He draws from interactions with thousands of congregants as well as his own experience. His conclusion that these actions bring happiness is corroborated by science: people who conduct authentic lives of faith live roughly seven years longer than others have more friends and are healthier.
The Happiness Prayer
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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