Rabbi Tuvia’s path
Tuvia Teldon is not just any rabbi in New York. He used a traumatic experience to help him write a book and teach everyone the lessons he learned. Thus, he helped create a new “path” for himself and others to follow.
His book, Eight Paths of Purpose, depicts the experience of losing his son and the lessons that followed.
The path leads to a book
Rabbi Tuvia’s son, Boruch, was born in 1978 with cystic fibrosis. At the age of 8-years-old, Boruch’s condition worsened. He passed away in 1991.
However, rather than sulking about losing a child, Rabbi Tuvia took his pain and turn that energy into something positive. The result is his book and website.
He asked himself, “Why do these things happen?”, and “What am I here for?” He realized there is a much larger journey to talk about purpose. As this writer discussed in a previous post, everyone is like a fingerprint.
“Everything is mapped out,” Rabbi Tuvia said. He understood that it is about “fulfilling its purpose even if we don’t know what we’re here for.”
Although he is a rabbi, he wanted to help, as he said, “make the world a better place.” Rabbi Tuvia considers it a universal concept.
The result was his book, Eight Paths of Purpose.
He discussed the first three paths:
- The first path, “Tests in Life”, is about the debate over choosing a purpose vs. the purpose finding us. He encourages us to “go out of our box and stretch the bungee cord.”
- The second path discusses procreation. While many religions have different views on the issue, Rabbi Tuvia gives a broad depiction that allows for an in-depth discussion.
- The third path is all about community. No matter which one we live in, it’s important to connect with everyone around us. “It makes a person feel good,” he said.
Rabbi Tuvia’s book, Eight Paths of Purpose is on Amazon and at other locations. His book and online lessons will leave you with a new sense of purpose.