Simcha שִׂמְחָה = JOY!
“Literally, the word “simcha” means gladness, or joy. It comes from the root word “sameyach,” which means glad or happy. The concept of simcha is an important one in Jewish philosophy. A popular teaching by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, a 19th-century Chassidic Rabbi, is “Mitzvah Gedolah Le’hiyot Besimcha Tamid,” it is a great mitzvah (commandment) to always be in a state of happiness. When a person is happy they are much more capable of serving God and going about their daily activities than when depressed or upset.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simcha)
On this site, we focus on dark topics. I’d like to move away from that. I really don’t want to become the monster I fight against.
One thing about Judaism is that we CELEBRATE LIFE!