When we have medical questions, we go to a doctor. When we have legal questions, we go to a lawyer. When we have financial questions, we go to an accountant. But who do we go to when we have “life questions?” Who do we approach when we have the really big deal questions on our minds, questions that shape our future and the future of our families? Since our early days in yeshiva we were taught the answer: da’as Torah. We consult our Rebbeim.
The problem is that as adults, most of us don’t have a Rebbe. We may find ourselves davening in one shul one day, and another one the next. Perhaps we had connections to the Rebbeim in our yeshiva days, but we have long since lost contact with them. The Rov of any given shul may be a big talmid chacham, but most of us have little to do with him. To whom should we turn ?