A Tap on the Shoulder: Rabbi Meir Schuster and A Magical Era of Teshuva, by Yonoson Rosenblum, is the amazing biography of Rabbi Meir Tzvi Schuster z’l. Born in the small town of Manitowoc, Wisconsin in January 1943 to non-religiously observant parents, Rabbi Schuster became one of the most instrumental and fundamental individuals in the kiruv movement of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
From various places in Jerusalem, but most prominently at and around the Kotel plaza, Rabbi Schuster would spot visibly unaffiliated Jews, tap them on the shoulder, ask if they wanted to “meet a wise man” or “see a yeshiva” or even “do you have the time?”. He made his singular goal and life mission the return of lost souls to their Father in heaven.
Rabbi Schuster literally touched tens of thousands of lives, and their descendants, and left his unique and indelible mark on Klal Yisrael as we know it today. From famous “catches” to random backpackers, Rabbi Schuster left no stone unturned to ensure Jews would return to G-d and His people.
This is his amazing story, written by the masterful and engaging author, Yonoson Rosenblum.