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Our sages reveal that God's ultimate objective in creation is that the world be transformed into a home for Him, which means He desires a place of privacy and intimacy. How is this to be reconciled with the more universally expressed intent for creation—that God's Kingship be established on earth, when monarchy and intimacy are virtually opposite states?

The Sages say that he who acquires a slave acquires a master for himself. What are the rules that govern indentured servitude? Maimonides "Laws of Slaves" is used as a primary source. (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol.

The first stage of the Jewish people's Exile was when the rabbis were sent away, but the "final straw" was when the children stopped studying. Guest Expert: Rabbi Manis Friedman. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 12)

The first stage of the Jewish people's Exile was when the rabbis were sent away, but the "final straw" was when the children stopped studying. (From “Messages”—Season Episode

Why it is illogical to say that the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and the subsequent exile, came about as a punishment for the Jewish people.

Why it is illogical to say that the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and the subsequent exile, came about as a punishment for the Jewish people.

Are the darkest moments of our lives really God communicating with us on a higher level? The traditional prayer of mourning -- "Baruch Dayan Emet" -- holds the answer.

The Meaning of Pain and Suffering - Bonding with G-d Through Tragedy

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski tackles the big questions of why G‑d allows suffering, and how to best handle the challenges of loss and grief.

Abraham J. Twerski tackles the big questions of why G‑d allows suffering, and how to best handle the challenges of loss and grief.

When things get really tough, when there are dark moments, our sense of justice asks: why is this happening, and why to me?

While Judaism values life to an extreme and we do whatever we can to preserve life, when death occurs we recognize that there is a divine plan.

The single greatest challenge to faith is when experiencing tragedy or loss. Can we make sense of the bad things that happen in our world, and how should we deal with these challenges? What is the Jewish approach when faced with grief and suffering? Must we defend God, challenge God, or simply accept?

Faith Amid Tragedy and Pain

אילו שאלה זו הייתה מקבלת תשובה, היינו מסוגלים לחיות בשלום עם סבלם של החפים מפשע, והרי זה דבר שאין להעלותו על הדעת

אילו שאלה זו הייתה מקבלת תשובה, היינו מסוגלים לחיות בשלום עם סבלם של החפים מפשע, והרי זה דבר שאין להעלותו על הדעת

How could tragedy come to the wedding?

Between Shiva and Shloshim. The Mourning Observances of the Sheloshim Period. When the Shloshim is Interrupted by a Festival.

Beyond Punishment & Repair (II) - Chabad.org

Beyond Punishment & Repair (II)

Beyond Punishment & Repair (I) - Daily Dose of Wisdom

Beyond Punishment & Repair (I)

If you had a child, an only child, who was too much of a wimp to stand up for his rights, would you smack him in the face and watch him fall to the ground?

If you had a child, an only child, who was too much of a wimp to stand up for his rights, would you smack him in the face and watch him fall to the ground?

The difference in the outlook of Darwin’s theory of evolution vs. a purpose driven approach of creationism; and how this affects morality today.

The difference in the outlook of Darwin’s theory of evolution vs. a purpose driven approach of creationism; and how this affects morality today.