We’d give anything for it, yet we can’t seem to acquire it. The subject fills books that in turn fill bookcases at Barnes & Noble’s self-help section. We have titles like The Idiot’s Guide to Happiness, Happiness for Dummies, Happiness on One Foot, - but is anyone aside from the publishers getting anything from these books?
The Art of Happiness provides a Torah approach to this ancient problem. A grammatically incorrect verse regarding the Exodus and a curious quirk in the Jewish laws of charity provide the hook and foundation of this moving talk. We learn of the emotional story of an Israeli boy in an American hospital, as well as a recently published and fascinating story of the Rebbe in Paris. The speech concludes with a stirring verse from Isaiah that contains the key to finding that illusive thing called joy.