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Gateway to Happiness
Practical guide that is intended to enable the reader to increase his level of happiness, peace of mind, and self-esteem, and decrease negative emotions such as sadness, anger, worry, and anxiety. The material has been culled from the full range of Torah literature and includes techniques the author has found effective in his counseling experience.
Hardcover, 401 pages
Published 1986 by Bnay Yakov Publications
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I haven't read this cover to cover, but because it's divided into thematic chapters, (ie "Happiness," "Jealousy, "Anger"), I've read what seemed relevant at the time. I adored the chapter on happiness because it introduced me to the concept that happiness depends on my attitude and not on external conditions. But that was when I was a new BT. Later, when I read other chapters, I found the points redundant. Perhaps mussar needs to be repeated so we really internalize it, but as a writing style, i ...more
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is a noted psychologist and prolific author of 24 books, including Guard Your Tongue, Gateway to Happiness, Gateway to Self Knowledge, Love Your Neighbor, Growth Through Torah, The Power of Words, Consulting the Wise, and the recent Life is Now. Rabbi Pliskin lives in Jerusalem, and is the director of Aish HaTorah's Counseling Center and a senior lecturer at Aish's Essentials p ...moreMore about Zelig Pliskin...