Nachum welcomed author Yonoson Rosenblum to this morning’s JM in the AM to talk about about his latest book, “A Tap on the Shoulder: The story of the shy, quiet man who brought thousands of people back to Torah,” a biography of Rabbi Meir Tzvi Schuster, ztz”l.
From the ArtScroll website:
Day after day. Week after week. Year after year. Neshamah after neshamah — Rabbi Meir Schuster was at the Kosel, the Central Bus Station, the Hebrew University campus, searching for people who were searching for meaning — and bringing them to places where they would find it.
He was the most unlikely of outreach professionals. He was shy, tongue-tied, inarticulate and decidedly “uncool.” And yet, more than almost anyone, he brought Jews — thousands, perhaps tens of thousands — back to their Torah heritage.
A Tap on the Shoulder brings us the stories (so many stories!) of the young men and women who traded their backpacks for Torah. It brings to life a magical moment, the decades when searching youth found meaning and a “baal teshuvah movement” was born.
A Tap on the Shoulder shows us how one man — with absolute dedication, boundless caring, and almost unbelievable siyata d’Shmaya — can change the world. One neshamah at a time.