by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
A chat alert rang out on Facebook. This was unusual for me, I’m rarely live on Facebook and then rarely for more than a few minutes.
M.B. from Los Angeles wanted to chat. He explained he’s very excited about Torah, it changed his life around. He made a little blog, wants to share Torah with all Jews and be involved with kiruv (outreach to non-religious Jews). And he wants to live in Eretz HaKodesh, the Holy Land.
That’s nice (and it is nice). Fortunately our times are filled with many Jews who have found their way to their holy heritage, so finding someone like M.B. isn’t so unusual…
Then he explained, “I’m an Autistic Baal Teshuva. Torah saved my life.”
I told him I’m impressed and inspired. He said he’s just a normal guy. I say someone who’s blogging, making Torah videos, wants to do outreach, is trying to move to the Land of Israel, who turned his life around because of Torah…who’s autistic, that’s inspiring!
Torah can be a powerful life changing tool…if you let it.