Who I am and What I am

Who I am and What I am

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To survie we always need to know Who I am and What I am

All of us are struggling with the issues Who we are and What we are. Unfortunately, we most of the time see our self as a combination of the Who and the What. But this is not true. I am a father. That is Who I am, but What I am at the moment has nothing to do with who I am. The What is temporary and can change, but the Who is pure fact.

I am a father that is fact. But what kind of a father I am can change all the time. So, no one can be a bad father, because bad is what I am not who I am. And bad is the What that all of us want to change unto something positive

I hope this video can help you all to feel better and thanks a lot to my counselor that works with me all the time to grow as Eli and as a Jew

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Jewish Happiness

Jewish Happiness

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Who I am and What I am

To survie we always need to know Who I am and What I am All of us are struggling with the issues Who we are and What we are. Unfortunately, we most of the time see our self as a combination of the Who and the What. But this is not true. I am a father. That is Who I...

Baruch HaShem is not an answer

Baruch HaShem is not an answer Many Jews are using the expression Baruch HaShem or Thank God when they are asked how they are feeling, what´s going on, anything new etc. But Baruch HaShem in itself is not an answer to any question. It just means that the person has...

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Your own personal Geulah Find and work on your own personal Geulah is very important. Without this you will not understand the concept of the Real Geulah (Redemption). Click to watch why. Looking forward to your comments

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Every person wants to be a happy person, but it is not always so easy. We Jews even have an obligation, a positive commandment to be happy all the time “מצוה גדולה להיות בשמחה תמיד”. So, what is Jewish happiness and how can I achieve it? This is not a regular question that can be answered with a simple answer. What Jewish Happiness is can in a simple way be explained as the following: Every Jew have to understand with all his heart, soul and might that he is God´s servant (עבד השם). And to start this process we have to examine ourselves at a deep level and wholehearted except the extremely difficult challenge waiting for us. Often, we have to take help of professionals to do this, since very few of us are able to examine ourselves on such a deep level.

How to achieve Jewish Happiness

How to achieve Jewish Happiness is not the same for two people. Each and every one of us have our own personality and challenges, faith and what we are dealing with in our lives. And not two people have the same relationship to God. But in the end of the day we all want to understand on the deepest level possible that each of us is God´s servant (עבד השם) and that we can accept every challenge in life. In practice this is: We know that everything is for the best and we honestly understand that we have no reason to feel sorry for ourselves in any way. When we reach this level, we know we have achieved Jewish Happiness. Because this is the challenges that God have given to his Servant to overcome. But can every Jew achieve this goal?

Can every Jew achieve Jewish Happiness?

Every Jew have the possibility to achieve what we consider Jewish Happiness, but it doesn´t mean that this will actually happen. From above it looks so easy, but it is not. I assume that all observant Jews believe in God and his oneness, but that doesn´t mean that every Jew is able to open up his heart and pray to God when he needs it. it is one this to pray as we are obligated to do, but it is much more difficult to open up our hearts to God and ask for things that we need. It can be anything such as a job, health, children and much more.

But even if you can´t reach a complete stage of Jewish happiness it doesn´t mean that you can´t reach any at all. It is not all or nothing. We can only do our best and a bit more and always believe that we can do it and we can reach our goals.

 

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