20 glimpses from the Road of Return in Modern America Edited by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz (203 Pages)Publisher: Israel Bookshop , 2005
What do successful young executives, geophysicists and British peerage have in common? What about doctors, photographers and politicians? All are part of a baalei teshuvah phenomenon that is a prominent part of the rebirth and dramatic growth of the American Torah community. These highly successful and "on the way there" individuals were living their own versions of the American dream when they found that they needed more. Their journeys homeward were often anything but smooth. They met the twists and turns with persistence and fortitude, often with help from unexpected quarters. Most of all they had the comforting, if sometimes inexplicable, conviction that they were finally "coming home."
Written by the protagonists themselves, these real-life narratives defy easy characterization. They reflect the complexity of life itself, potholes and all. The stories of this unique collection are more than a look at the admirable and strenuous spiritual efforts of others. They are a challenge to us all.