She says that she is running on empty. She says that there is vast, useless space inside of her. She looks the same on the outside. But things are subtly falling apart. She is bored literally to tears even though her schedule is full. She can't find meaning despite the rituals and beliefs that frame her days. She doesn't want to do anything, but she does everything anyway. She can't figure out where she went wrong when she was playing by all the rules . . .
A culture of emotional comatoseness and lethargy plagued Jewish living, until the Baal Shem Tov inspired a mass "re-Jew-venation."
By Rochel Holzkenner
As Jewish communities worldwide mark thirty days ("shloshim") since his passing, this Torah email is dedicated in loving memory of the legendary Mr. Sami Rohr whose wisdom and philanthropyy catalyzed Jewish communal transformation worldwide.
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