When ‘The Rosh’ Wasn’t Sure if Learning Was for Him

As a teenager, Rabbi Ezra Schochet once wrote a letter to the Rebbe saying that he had no chance to succeed in learning Torah. The Rebbe’s response is a powerful lesson in how to fulfill your potential.

Like every person, you are blessed with unique strengths and capabilities. And, you’re given the opportunities to develop them and maximize your potential. But sometimes we get distracted by others’ achievements and blame ourselves for falling short.

The truth: You aren’t expected to live anyone’s life but your own.

So instead of looking around at areas in which others are excelling, find the Torah-true endeavor that suits your strengths and natural inclinations. It’s the only way to truly live a full life and fulfill your God-given mission on this earth.

The weekly Living Torah from JEM.tv presents a unique film on this topic, including a beautiful first person story related by Rabbi Ezra Schochet, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles.

JEM.tv features hundreds of films of the Rebbe produced by JEM, and hundreds of hours of raw content. There are now over 100 films of the Living Torah ‘70 years’ series, and new great content like this is created weekly. Subscribe today.

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