- Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat)
- Duration: 43 min
"Get Back to Where You Once Belonged" and Then Continue…
- 40 min
The first thing to ascertain in a Jew or a time period where many Jews are far from Judaism, is how far he really is? The number of how many generations of doubt, or how long a person or family has been estranged from Torah is important to know in order to address his/her spiritual needs properly. If one has seen religious practice in his home and is now rebelling, his needs are different than if he just saw his grandfather or neighbor doing mitzvot and himself is oblivious to the topic. In addition, Teshuva must be a gradual process & Rav Kook relates to the problem of jumping to extremes.