Why did you start keeping halacha?
At Shabbat dinner this week I was talking with someone and mentioned how I used to do something before I was shomer Shabbat. He asked me a loaded and complicated question “Why did you start keeping Halacha?”
Yelling over the table in the crowded Chabad dining room, I had to keep my answer brief. I was sitting between people who were also not always religious and observant, and as well as I knew them, it was fascinating hearing their answers.
Normally this blog is political, but this simple innocent question and the answers that came with it got me wondering about the other ba’al teshuva in my life.
What made YOU start keeping Halacha? Leave your answers in the comments. I’ll do the same.