Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Coming Home




  by Reb Gutman Locks

Coming Home

 

     Bret is from Northern Illinois. He is a computer engineer. He doesn't know if he has a Hebrew name. He was not raised Jewish, but his aunt told him that she and his mother were Jewish. This was the first time he had ever put on tefillin.  

     After he read the Shema in English and prayed for his family he asked me an unusual question. "How long does it take to immigrate to Israel?"

     "It depends on a lot of things. One thing is you have to prove that you are Jewish. Contact Nefesh B'Nefesh. They are experts. They'll help you."

     He said, "I love it here. I have never felt like this before. My entire life I have been anxious." He put his hand on his chest showing me where he felt the anxiety. "But when I came here it stopped. The first time in my life."

     All living beings have an animal soul. It is what guides us in our daily lives. The Jew has also been given a G-dly Jewish soul. The Jew needs this additional soul in order to fulfil the mission we have been created for. We are to be a Nations of Priests; that is, on the spiritual level each of us is to live the life of a Priest in the Temple, and we are to be a Light onto the Nations. We are to help the non-Jews learn and follow the Seven Commandments of Noah. All of our other jobs in this world are merely to support these spiritual roles.

     Bret grew up without knowing that he was Jewish, and he lived an anxious life. He never knew why. He knew it wasn't normal, but he had no idea why it was happening to him. He had no idea until he came to the Kotel, and then, for the first time in his life, his anxiously went away. His Jewish soul was nagging him and nagging him telling him it is time to go home.

    Signs of the Redemption.

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