Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Rabbi Akiva Tatz on Being Happy Without Being Callous
A commenter on yesterday's link to my Q&A session with ASJ gave us a link to a shiur by Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz on the exact topic of that post. In my answer to ASJ, I posed the difficulty of trying to be happy while not being callus and indifferent to the pain of others. In this shiur, Rabbi Tatz gives over the basic principle about what exactly the Jewish idea of happiness is and how it is attained. It is a very important shiur.
His bottom line is different somewhat from Rabbi Jonathan Rietti's oft-given shiur entitled "Who is Responsible for My Happiness" though. (Incidentally, you can see a power point presentation that I prepared a few years ago inspired by that shiur, which you can listen to here.) You can also get many other of Rabbi Tatz's shiur at his website SimpleToRemember.com.
Rabbi Akiva Tatz: Happiness
(Picture courtesy of Tatz.cc)
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