2 comments on “BBT Links for Week of June 21, 2012

  1. Mark Frankel, thank you for the Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan resources.

    I believe there would be fewer off-the-derech teenagers if FFBs would read the books of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan; they are not only for BTS.

  2. I would like to mention two important Jubilees (Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations) in the Baal Teshuvah world.

    The first, which has been noted in the Jewish media, is the fiftieth anniversary of Hadar HaTorah in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, which was the first Baal Teshuvah yeshiva.

    The second is the fiftieth anniversary of Rav Avigdor Miller’s classic work, “Rejoice O Youth,” subtitled “A Jewish Seeker’s Ideology.”

    It’s easy to understand why the 60’s brought with it the beginnings of the Baal-Teshuvah movement. Young people born in 1946, 1947 and onward, some to survivors after the war, grew up in the shadow of the Holocaust. Jewish teenagers questioned why six million died; they asked Where was Man? Where was G-d? and not all of them were happy with the answers.

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