This brilliant book takes us inside the “Teshuva Revolution.” Our guide is Dr. Akiva (Kevin) Tatz,a physician who journeyed from a medical practice in Johannesburg, South Africa to a yeshivah in Jerusalem.
In these pages, he takes us on an exciting and stimulating tour through his experiences in medical school, as a young doctor faced with the drama of the emergency room and operating theater, through his work in the violence of South Africa’s bush war, and, later, on to Yeshiva Ohr Somayach and its kollel. He shares with us the dramatic, personal sagas of well-educated, searching men and women groping their way into the world of Orthodox Judaism.
We will share the life of Akiva Tatz, intellectual physician turned rabbi and mentor. We’ll share his life and the lives of the young people from many backgrounds whom he meets and tutors. We’ll step into the thought processes of young people searching for a better reality, and we’ll find ourselves gripped by their quest and drawn into their ascent. We’ll gain a first-hand insight into Jews returning to their roots and creating one of the most exciting, most inspiring elements in today’s Jewish world.
Most of all, this book provides an honest and fascinating look at an admirable and arresting group of people, who have straddled two worlds, made choices, sparked lives, and written chapters of Jewish survival and renewal.
Rabbi Dr. Tatz is the author of Living Inspired and Worldmask. He is a man we should all know, and this is the place to meet him.