Positive Judaism: Classification of Traits and Strengths

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By Rabbi Darren Levine, D.Min 

My belief is that Judaism and Positive Psychology make the perfect shidduch (pairing). Both are focused on living a life of meaning and achieving higher levels of well-being. The categories that lead people to achieve optimal living and the values that make life more fulfilling are comprised of 24 character strengths that fall under six broad virtue categories: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance and transcendence. I use this framework (VIA Classification of Strengths) as the basis for the core traits and values of Positive Judaism by pairing each strength with their corresponding Jewish values, biblical teachings, and Jewish practice.

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