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Jews You Should Know

Nov 23, 2021


“Ambassador of Joy”.  Those three words best describe Barry Shore, a man who, having become paralyzed overnight after years of success as an entrepreneur, used his experience to better the lives of those around him. Barry is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, and transformer of people’s lives.  His charisma and infectious joy will fascinate you.  Join host Ari Koretzky, as we learn what gives Barry his joyful spirit, and how we can adopt the attitudes to also be a blessing to those around us.

Barry is on a personal mission to spread joy throughout the world, having shared nearly 3 million “Joy Cards” with people he meets.  Be inspired when you meet Barry, and help him spread joy, happiness, peace and love.



  3:40  Barry’s background

  5:46  Adopting a sense of wonder and how to be a blessing

  9:58  Barry’s “Three Fundamentals of Life”

12:51  A life changing event, when suddenly paralyzed

15:47  The beginnings of an entrepreneur

27:47  Returning to Judaism after a car accident

31:20  Drawing inspiration from family and upbringing

40:42  Lessons learned by the U.S. in the Middle East

42:17  Barry’s “Two Simple Techniques to Increase Joy”

45:12  Living in Joy, while making space in life for other human emotions

49:30  The emotional toll of hostage negotiations

53:32  Resources



For more information about Barry Shore and to learn more about “The JOY of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy”, visit his website at:

“The JOY of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy” is available at many fine bookstores, or from Amazon.


Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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