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What a joy to have Rabbi Jim back in the studio. Today we discussed how to maintain an attitude of gratitude! We talked about how being thankful can keep us from being depressed. It was a great discussion. Enjoy!
Rabbi Jim Appel has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Shema
Yisrael since 1996 and a Jewish follower of Yeshua since 1977. He is
ordained by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and
Rabbi Jim previously worked for Xerox Corporation in Webster, N.Y.,
for 24 years as an optical engineer and engineering manager. He holds
more than 45 patents in the areas of copier imaging systems and laser
printing. Rabbi Jim received a bachelor's degree in optical engineering
from the University of Rochester in 1967 and a master's degree in
physics from the University of Southern California in 1970.
Rabbi Jim decided to follow Yeshua after a long spiritual search. He
grew up with parents who taught him that God did not exist and organized
religion deceived and oppressed people. In 1967 after completing
college, Jim became disillusioned with life as an atheist. He rejected
his parent's teachings and began his search for spiritual reality. This
search took him into the world of mind-altering drugs and yoga
meditation, and ended with a dramatic encounter with Yeshua the Messiah,
who revealed himself to Rabbi Jim in the privacy of his bedroom without
the assistance of any other person.