What is it that compels a non-Jew to join the ranks of the Jewish People? After all, the media takes a joyride by demonizing Israel and the Jewish nation. Why make a conscious decision to become a Jew?
Many teachings found in our writings actually marvel at the qualities it takes to make such a bold step.
Nowhere in Chassidic discourses can we find the abundance of material addressing this idea as in the writings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
This article originally appeared in “Bnei Avraham Ahuvecha: Gerim in Chassidic Thought“. This book presents the story behind the story — the mystical teachings found within Chassidic literature that illuminate the hidden inner world of the ger (convert).