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Ivdu es Hashem beSimcha in practice

There are many different sources, but I think they all boil down to the idea that closeness to G-d is the ultimate good, and there is no more worthy goal. Torah and mitzvos are the way to achieve ...
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Ivdu es Hashem beSimcha in practice

It sounds to me like you are seeking a manner with which to intellectually fulfill this dictum... demanding a sustained emotional transformation can seem quite onerous and indeed unnatural for some ...
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Ivdu es Hashem beSimcha in practice

Best answer I ever heard from Rabbi Manis Friedman (chassidish answer) is that the charge "serve Hashem b'simcha" is not a charge to be happy when serving Hashem. It's a result. If you truly ...
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Ivdu es Hashem beSimcha in practice

There are several sources: Mesillas Yesharim - You do this practically when you daven and acknowledge that you are speaking to Hashem: הב' הוא השמחה, והוא עיקר גדול בעבודה, והוא מה שדוד מזהיר, ואומר ...
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