by Reb Gutman Locks
The guide asked me to speak to his Birthright group for a few minutes.
If you have only five minutes to change fifty Jewish kids’ lives what would you say to them? There are so many essential things that these kids need to know, but I only have these few minutes. What can I say that will enter their hearts so they take the information back home with them? What is their real birthright?
This question comes up whenever I try to help someone with tefillin at the Kotel, but it is fifty times more important when speaking to a group. Here is what I told Chabad’s Teen Group when asked me to speak to them: