Josh Epstein’s Story

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My name is Josh Epstein and I was the manager of the Heritage House for more than three years. The stories that I can tell from those years, in general – and about Rav Schuster in particular – could fill … Continued

Sharon’s Story

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I am what my husband, the “BT” (Ba’al Teshuvah – returnee to observant Judaism), calls a BTW (“Born That Way” – or, alternatively, a “Ba’alas Teshuvah Wannabe”). I first got to see Reb Meir in action when I worked at … Continued

Boruch and Sandy’s Story

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You’ve seen those cartoons of men faced with crises of conscience who are pestered by little angels urging them to choose the good path. Of course, it doesn’t only happen in cartoons. Even in real life such things have been … Continued

Baruch’s Story

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Here’s my story. It was 1978 and I spent the first semester of my junior year of college in a study abroad program in Oxford, England.  I decided to take the second semester off from school to travel about. Either … Continued

Rabbi Edelstein’s Story

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I worked closely with Rabbi Schuster for over twenty years and I can say with confidence that what one saw in public, one saw in private. If Reb Meir clapped his hands with intensity while davening Mincha at the Kosel, … Continued

Reuven Eliyahu’s Story

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When I arrived in Israel in 1979 it was to help my younger sister and her new husband get settled on a kibbutz. My uncle Jerry accompanied us. Uncle Jerry had become frum long before the “movement”. As kids, we … Continued

Rabbi Pinchas Winston’s Story

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This story may sound “typical” of Reb Meir but anyone who has read Rabbi Winston’s books or heard him speak will understand that this was not one of Reb Meir’s “typical” finds. What an amazing zechus (merit) for Reb Meir … Continued

Beth’s Story

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Amsterdam Beth was sitting on her bed in a hotel in Amsterdam looking at her tourist map. She had been sightseeing for days. She saw the Rembrandt house, the Van Gough museum and many of the other notable attractions. She … Continued

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