BJX Offers Frum Community Proofs Of Torah and Judaism


bjx-eventBrooklyn – For the most part Emunah and Hashkafah is not part of the traditional Yeshiva and Beis Yaakov curriculum. Many talmidim and talmidos have lingering questions on Emunah and Hashkafah that were never dealt with by Rebbeim and Moros. Unfortunately, in the contemporary information age, many frum people go online or to secular books to receive answers to their questions. The answers they receive are most often very antithetical to Torah and can border of pure apikorsus (heresy).

Rabbi Yitzchok Fingerer, Rav and Rosh Kollel of Brooklyn Jewish Xperience (BJX), Brooklyn’s Kiruv and Chizuk Center in Flatbush and author of the acclaimed Hashkafah book Search Judaism, says that there is an onslaught of frum people that are r”l closet atheists who no longer believe in Hashem and are no longer Shomer Torah u’Mitzvos. Many of these people are married and even have children and in many instances their wives and children have no idea of their spouse or father’s secret identity.

BJX believes that the Torah must be the first address where people turn to with their questions and not secular sources or organizations such as Footsteps that are rabidly anti Yiddishkeit. BJX’s rabbis and faculty are exceedingly tolerant and open minded and their classes refreshingly openly deal with Emunah/Hashkfah and Machshava issues.

Rav Fingerer feels that if more attention was given to Emunah and Hashkafah in Yeshivos, the drop out and off the derech rate would drastically decrease. Questions such as “How do I know there is a Hashem?” or “Is there proof that the Torah is really Divine from Hashem?” “Does Hashem really love me?” “Why do Bad things Happen?” are critical for every thinking person.

BJX will be offering a seminar for the frum and heimish community to give adults answers to these questions so they can be stronger Yidden and stronger parents and teachers for their children. The seminar will be at the Center (2915 Avenue K) and begin Motzei Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah (October 26) and run four consecutive weeks.

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  1. B”H this is a wonderful initiative, but it should be noted that Footsteps is not at all, as the article claims, “rabidly anti-Yiddishkeit.” In fact, there are even frum people who participate in their programs.

  2. So the Rambam writes in his first words, ???? ??????? ????? ?????? ????(to know, not to think or hope or believe, but to know) ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????. ??? ??????? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??? ????? ?????

    And this tiny unimportant piece of information is somehow not important enough to teach in the classroom.

  3. Great idea.
    I would get Rabbi Daniel Mechanic on board, since he is a maven at this stuff and runs the round of the high schools and yeshivos.

    #5 Different time and sphere of life. “Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end..”

  4. #5 this is y a huge percentage of sefaradi jews of the last generation have a huge emuna in Hachem and his tzadikim yet they fail to practice His thora and mitzvot and their kids did even less and so on.

  5. I just want to say that BJX and R’ Fingerer saved my Yiddishkeit. I personally looked like a very frum person but inwardly felt NOTHING and didn’t believe until I started attending the BJX shul and his shiurim. This seminar can be a life changer for a lot of Yidden if only they are intelligent enough to attend. B’derech she’adam rotzeh leilach…

  6. The Ani Maamin Foundation led by Rabbi Sapirman from Toronto, along with Rabbi Pinchos Jung, have also been dealing with this issue the past couple of years.
    Does this organization do differently than theirs?
    Hatzlocha to both of them and anyone else addressing the situation.