Positive Judaism

Positive Judaism

by Darren Levine



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874419993
Publisher: Behrman House, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/01/2019
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: How Positive Judaism Was Born 1

Introduction: A New Vision for Jewish Life in the Twenty-First Century 7

Part 1 Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science 11

1 The Science of Well-Being and Happiness 13

2 Positive Judaism: Principles, Practices, and Virtues 29

Part 2 Jewish Well-Being in the Five Areas of Life 37

3 Relationships: Marriage, Family, and Parenting 39

4 Health: Physical and Mental Well-Being 55

5 Community: Bringing People Together 65

6 Work: Make Your Calling Your Career 75

7 Money: Earn It Well, Spend It Wisely 85

Part 3 Activating Positive Judaism When Living Hurts 93

8 When Relationships Fall Apart: Broken Bonds, Separation, and Divorce 95

9 When Illness Comes: Coping with Pain and Sickness 105

10 Alone in the World: Facing Loneliness and Isolation 115

11 When the Work Is Not Working: Job Loss and Forced Career Change 123

12 Upside Down: Dealing with Financial Trouble 133

Part 4 The Journey Forward: The Future of Positive Judaism 141

A Letter to Readers and Friends: Adopting Positive Judaism in Your Life 143

A Letter to Colleagues: Adopting Positive Judaism in Your Community 145

A Letter to Religious Leaders of All Faiths: Adopting Positive Religion for the Well-Being of Humanity 147

Appendixes 149

Appendix A Adapted PERMA Well-Being Profiler 151

Appendix B Signature Strengths Survey 155

Appendix C The Positive Judaism Passover Seder 159

Acknowledgments 163

Notes 167

Index of Jewish Happiness Virtues and Jewish Well-Being Practices 181

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