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    • Bal Teshuva
    • 22.04.13 | 01:47 (IDT)

    Eric; As far back as I can recall from my reform childhood, my judaism was not much different from any other non jewish club house, my "religion" required a "commitment" only for our family to pay the adequate fees as to not jeopardize our privileged seats (we paid a premium to come in late and keep our front row seats no mater what part of the show you came for {G-d forbid you might show up too early before the socializing}) as I grew older, the idea that our spirituality could be limited by your wallet size seemed so far from the truth, I took a step away from what I thought was judaism, like so many others my age... It took years until the right Chassid was sent my way in a land far from home and invited me for dinier and services ... no commitment... over the following years my relationship to that particular Chabad community revived my Judaism in wonderfully unexpected ways, and I came to realize that real judaism is about commitment to G-d and Torah and Jews... not memberships and pews... those Chassidim left their lives their families their comfort zone and everything they knew because of their commitment to Torah, and to all Jews. Today I live in Israel im married and have to little girls B'H our lives are full of commitment to all the right things I owe that all to Chabad...

    from the article: Chabad's dangerous message of love without commitment
    First published 13:04 21.04.13 | Last updated 13:04 21.04.13
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