There is a smorgasbord of ideologies and religious journeys available to all of us.
On the surface, our differences make for a lot of fighting. Beneath the surface there is something special. If you are a gung ho fan of the army, many Synagogues boast men who served in the IDF. The Rabbi of my shul valiantly performed his IDF service during two wars, and he outranks me.
If you see the value of serving Hashem by dedicating your life to Torah learning, there are shuls that boast the greatest scholars in the country. If you favor acts of kindness, we have Chabad centers all over the country. If outreach is important, we have Aish HaTorah’s headquarters.
If the most important mitzvah to you is the settlement and development of all the Land of Israel, we have Machon Meir and Mercaz HaRav Yeshivas. If social justice is your cause, there are shuls all throughout the coast in Tel Aviv, Netanya, Haifa that champion what can be done to better the situation of the working classes.
There is something here for everybody. You can choose one thing at one time in your life, then choose another. Our life's journey includes many paths, or one path. It’s your choice, and here you have it.
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