GATEWAYS TO TORAT HAYIM

 
CONNECTING TO JEWISH LIVING WISDOM RESOURCES

 

The Jewish Soul Is Awake and Roaring

by Weisberg, Chana

“I’m witnessing a movement. An awakening.

 

In Israel and abroad, Jews who have not felt strongly connected to Israel or the Jewish people, and those who have not practiced mitzvot, are suddenly feeling pulled to do more (and more) mitzvot.

 

As volunteers deliver much-needed supplies to the front lines, as well as food and sweets to cheer our soldiers, they are being told that what the soldiers really want are tefillin and tzitzit. Thousands of pairs of tefillin have been donated. Tens of thousands of women worldwide just lit Shabbat candles, many for the first time.

 

People who have not stepped foot in a synagogue in decades are now showing up for services.”