Through a mix of nature, nurture, social conditioning and free will, we each possess a personalized lens that frames, forms, clouds and distorts the way we see ourselves and the world around us. In order to live in the most meaningful and effective way possible, each of us needs to continually assess and adjust the default frames we have developed.
In Positivity Bias, we learn that life is essentially good; that positive perception is applicable and accessible to all; that it derives from objective, rational insight, not subjective, wishful imagination, and that positive living is a matter of choice, not circumstance.
An inspiring and life-enriching tapestry woven from hundreds of stories, letters, anecdotes, and vignettes—Positivity Bias highlights how the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, considered the most influential rabbi in modern history, taught us to see ourselves, others, and the world around us.
- Format: 5.5 x 8.5, 416 pp, hardcover
- Publisher: F.R.E.E. Publishing House
- ISBN: 978-0-86639-097-2
- Language: Russian
About the Compiler: RABBI MENDEL KALMENSON is the rabbi of Beit Baruch and executive director of Chabad of Belgravia, London, where he lives with his wife, Chana, and children. He is also the author of the popular books Seeds of Wisdom and A Time to Heal.
Praise For Positivity Bias:
“Growing up, my parents and teachers would tell me stories about the Lubavitcher Rebbe. These stories impacted me in a profound way, and still affect the way I see—and experience—life. In Positivity Bias, Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson beautifully weaves some of the stories I grew up on as well as many others, alongside rigorous research and uncommon wisdom, to provide us with a life-changing and life-enhancing perspective.” – Professor Tal Ben-Shachar, Author of the “Most Popular Course” in Harvard’s History
“Profound, persuasive, practical – these are the first few words that came to my mind after reading Positivity Bias, Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson’s magnificent latest work. Bringing together brilliant psychological insights of the Lubavitcher Rebbe with a keen understanding of most recent psychological studies of human behavior, the author aims for nothing less than a guide to self transformation in the spirit of Torah and Jewish teachings. Rarely have I so often interrupted my reading to share with family and friends fascinating anecdotes and ideas as I did in the midst of devouring this extremely well written book which I simply could not put down. Trust me – it is a must read you’ll ever more treasure.” – Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Professor of Talmud, Yeshiva University
“Through his new book, ‘Positivity Bias’, Rabbi Kalmenson brings a vital and energizing message to the Jewish world – a message of hope, positivity and optimism, which are deeply rooted in faith in G‑d and faith in the Jewish future. May the positivity and optimism which shines through on every page fill the hearts and souls of all.” – Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa
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