About 10 years ago, a neighbor of mine came to my front door holding a thin black book.
“Here,” he said handing me the book,
“You can make better use of this than me.”
Not quite understanding what he meant at the time,
I politely took the book.
I thanked him, though I did not yet know for what,
and he turned around and went home.
Closing the door, I read the title:
Sha’ar Ha-Gilgulim—Gate of Reincarnations.
“Sounds interesting . . .
but not for now,”
I thought to myself,
placing the book on a shelf.
Months passed before I picked up the un-assuming book again.
Deciding to finally look at it while riding a bus,
I had no idea about the real journey I was about to begin.
Once I began, I could not stop.
I had never seen anything like it.
I had not yet known just how much there was to learn about personal tikun—rectification—and how to achieve it.
I have always enjoyed self-knowledge,
ut Sha’ar Ha-Gilgulim opened a door to a whole new level of it.
Equally fascinating and informative was the insight into history the book provided.
The more I learned,
the more I was in awe of the material.
It became clear to me that the knowledge had to be shared.
I thank God for that fateful day my neighbor lent me his copy of Sha’ar HaGilgulim,
and for all it has done for me and others since then.
I also thank Him for those who have shared my vision,
and have allowed me to do as much with this life-altering knowledge as I have to date.