Bernard’s sense of Jewishness came from his family’s experiences in the Holocaust and an appreciation of Jewish history and heritage. His family attended synagogue infrequently and Bernard did not take the Hebrew Scriptures seriously. Despite this, he often contemplated the afterlife, to the point of getting depressed, as he did not have answers to “life’s big questions.”
One day he went to a lecture where he heard about Jesus. Learning about Jesus’ teachings transformed Bernard’s life. All his questions about the afterlife and the meaning of life were answered in the person of Yeshua.