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Bittersweet

by Danny Kern Rav David Ebner said in the name of the Sefat Emet the following idea.  On Pesach we need to chew the Marror until it is sweet.  To chew and chew until the bitterness goes away.   The Sefat … Continue reading

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Music and the Secret to Freedom through Suffering

In answer to my quest for self-expression through music, my son gave me a music lesson that I am eagerly looking forward to trying. I had always been caught in the catch-22 of wanting to play music expressively yet not … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Happiness

Here is Teria Shantall’s answer to my question presented in the post “Is the Goal to Make People Happy?” Dear Batya I think the answer to your question is to distinguish natural happiness (as an outflow of good circumstances which … Continue reading

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The Common Experience Factor

After listening to the interview with Dr. Ann-Marie Neale speaking candidly about her struggle with and overcoming of alcoholism on Talk Sense Radio it crossed my mind that there are two different types of empathy and they are both important. … Continue reading

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Suffering as a continuum

Our logotherapy English training course in Israel did a workshop yesterday. One participant asked: Frankl’s experience of the holocaust was so extreme. How can that help us in our ordinary lives? The answer given was that if he could find … Continue reading

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Logotherapy is in the air

I was at a conference today in Jerusalem that over 700 people attended. It was titled “To touch the pain.” The first speaker opened by saying that their goal is to create Jewish psychology – not in the sense of … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Meaningful Suffering

The next day of the conference I heard a plenary address given by Dr. Teria Shantall, who supervised me in my logotherapy training and now leads the English logotherapy training program in Israel of which I am her assistant facilitator. … Continue reading

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