Planting and Building to Kindle a Soul

“We must learn how to give our child…the joy, beauty, and splendor of fulfilling a mitzvah… We must show our children their purpose and mission in this world. We must open their eyes to the wonders of creation too. When we plant emunah like this in a child, there is hope that the child will grow into someone who independently yearns to study Torah and perform mitzvos. When he himself wants to grow, then we have hit the educational target… A parent must ignite the soul of his child until the flames of love for Torah rise on their own.”

-Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe, PLANTING AND BUILDING, p. 76

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