Hope you’re having a great day.
… Every once in a while, I read “one of those stories”.
About a great person putting their own pain aside for the sake of the Jewish People.
It was about Rabbi Eli Meir Bloch, one of the great Torah scholars of the 20th Century.
He was inAmerica, and separated from his family, at the time of the Nazi invasion.
Tragically, his wife and all but one of his children were murdered by the Nazis.
And shortly after his worst fears regarding his family were confirmed?
He was transcribing a Torah class he had given to his students.
And he wrote how due to his great pain, he had difficulty concentrating.
But he made a request from anyone that would ever read his writings.
“Please don’t judge me as callous and cruel for delving into the Torah at such a time.”
And he went to explain why he was doing it.
It was because as a survivor, he felt a sacred obligation.
To try to rebuild what was destroyed!
He needed to make sure that young Jews inAmericawould study Torah!
Because he knew that for us to survive?
We need proud and knowledgeable Jews!
So he needed to set aside his own pain!
Rabbi Bloch went on to build one of the greatest Yeshivas in the world.
And inspired thousands of students to be part of the Jewish future!
… You have probably read about my Jewish Literacy Crash Course.
It’s designed to help you become a more knowledgeable and proud Jew in 5 sessions.
It begins this Monday evening.
The first session is Judaism’s teachings about G-d, Man, the Soul, the Afterlife and more.
And you may have said…
“I could really use that … Maybe someday…” “But there’s so much going on!”
How about being inspired by Rabbi Bloch?
And doing something that would make him very proud?
Please click on this link www.torahnetwork.org/register.htm and register for the entire series or for individual classes.
I would love to see you!
All the best,
Rabbi Moshe Katz
2832W. Touhy Avenue
P 773. 761. 0400 ext. 201
F 773. 761. 9262