Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Day One

Day one in BT yeshiva should be like this: congratulations you accomplished something incredible. Celebrate. Sit back. Enjoy. Take it all in. You don't have to do anything.

Day ten: Ok, now lets move forward. Let's learn about the religion, take it into your heart. But don't get anxious.

This is not what usually happens. What happens is they fill you with fear and stuff your head with complexity. They make you feel small, this BT thing. They pound you with their politics and mock your background. They dump more mitzvos and Torah on you than you can handle. The result is hyper anxiety.

But what you should be feeling is comfort in that now you have found God. That is what happens when people become Christian. They are found. They feel clean. They don't feel alone anymore.

We need to take a page out of their book and help BTs to feel that way.

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