Rabbi Jason Sobel grew up a traditional Jewish home in the self-described “Holy Land” of New Jersey, which he says counts more Jews than Jerusalem. He attended Hebrew School and was fêted by family and friends at his Bar Mitzvah.
“I became a hip hop DJ and was working in the music industry for a large recording studio in New York City,” says Rabbi Sobel, author of the new book, Mysteries of the Messiah (Thomas Nelson). He is also the founder of Fusion Global.
He observed famous people and thought to himself, There has to be more to life than just this. They have fame, they have fortune — everything I want — but I can tell there’s something missing.
At 18, he began his spiritual journey of discovery by studying with his rabbi, then he explored Eastern philosophy and other religions.
One day he was meditating and something very unusual happened.