Monday, July 8, 2013

Jewish Missionaries and a Great Link

     What a thrill to have found that someone was inspired by this blog and went on to write an exceptionally insightful piece about Jewish outreach! Sharon Shapiro of Kol B'Isha Erva, posted about Jewish Missionaries. She reminisces about her own experiences and thoughts as a ba'al teshuvah (person who became religious later in life) and discusses them in terms of Jewish outreach. She is frank and thoughtful, stating that "so many rifts are formed between newly religious young people and their non-religious parents, based on the guidance of kiruv workers," a truth that many in the orthodox world are reluctant to admit. This is just one great point in an article of great points. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and read!
     Read Kol B'Isha Erva's post about Jewish Missionaries here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link and for your fascinating blog. I've never seen the kiruv movement covered in this way before. While I have a great amount of respect for many of the kiruv workers and organizations I've encountered, there is usually a price to pay when abandoning one identity for another in a radical way. People deserve to know the compromises they will be required to make, beyond giving up pants for skirts or baseball caps for kippot, when joining the baal teshuvah movement.

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