In the chapter on Inspiration and Disappointment in Living Inspired, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz discusses the natural pathway of all life experiences as one that begins with inspiration and often fades to disappointment. He applies this pattern to the Baal Teshuva with the exciting and inspired initial phase followed by the “hard work required for growth” phase. He explains that a person who understands this pattern and realizes that the first phase was artificial while the second phase yields real development, can begin to enjoy the phase of work.
Rabbi Label Lam will be speaking on “Increasing Altitude: Continuing on the Growth Path” at the Kew Gardens Hills Melave Malka this Motza’ei Shabbos, Parshas Bo, February 4th at 9:00 PM at Congregation Ahavas Yisroel – 147-02 73rd Ave. Admission is $10 per person and we’ll be serving Cholov Yisroel Milchik (ziti, lasagna, eggplant, salad, etc…).
Updated: The initial response is very nice and if you don’t have plans already, please join us (an RSVP would be helpful). There are at least 2 cars coming from Monsey and 1 from Passaic. If you need a lift, send us an email. If anybody else is coming from outside KGH, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.