Tag: baal teshuvas
How To Not Keep Jews Orthodox
My response to Eli Finks recent series of posts about keeping Jews orthodox, and my view on what truly drives people to become and stay religious. #longread
Weathering The Hormonal Hurricane Of A Teenage Chassid
“I know we don’t listen to music during sefira, but a lot of people draw the line at live music,” he says… “In our house, it’s very clear,” I respond.
When Orthodox Jews Do Bad Things
For years, it was impossible for me to understand the people that were bitter about the orthodox Jews that do bad things. Then I moved to New York.
A Message To Baal Teshuvas Upset With The Off The Derech Memoir Trend
Memoirs. New York Times articles. Dr. Phil. It seems like the “off the derech” story is being told everywhere. But what about the baal teshuva one?
It’s A Baal Teshuva’s Job To Rebel Against The Orthodox World
So many baal teshuvas think their only rebellion was against the secular world they left. They couldn’t be more wrong.
When Rebelling Was The Best Choice I Ever Made
Part 1 of a two part series on the power of rebellion and why baal teshuvas especially, should embrace it.
Dear FFBs: Please Make Way For The Baal Teshuvas
The FFBs have been the reason we Jews have survived this long. But now… something is changing, and every Jew needs to know it. Our survival depends on it.
The Man Who Demanded I Let Him Into My Home
It was 4 AM. I was coming home from the hospital, where my wife had just given birth. Then this happened.
When Activism Makes You Weak
How we define our identity can totally change the power we have over our lives. In this post I identify where real power comes from and why.
How Baal Teshuvas Should Deal With Parents: A Letter
After a discussion on Facebook regarding baal teshuvas who have difficulty with their parents, a fan of Pop Chassid sent in some thoughts on the issue.