Paradoxically, when we spend money on others, we gain. Giving deepens relationships in a way that makes us happier in the long run. Point in fact: As a rabbi I’ve noticed that students at my temple derive enormous satisfaction from the community service we ask them to do. They see how lucky they are, and find meaning in helping fellow human beings.
By Evan Moffic, Rabbi of Congregation Solel in Highland Park.
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